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renaisance italy & historic islands

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the three rivers

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london – lisbon

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mediterranean odyssey

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lisbon – rome

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rome – venice

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

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MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY

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VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY 2018 SPRING SAILINGS

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SUMMER SAILINGS

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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FLIGHT INFORMATION

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

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Artistic treasures, coastal and river cruising, historic cities and natural wonders “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

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his year is the most exciting in the history of Voyages to Antiquity as we are visiting more countries and cruising more seas than ever before. In 2018, we will take you from the crystal-clear Aegean to the wide-open waters of the Atlantic and from the sun-baked Greek Islands to the volcanic landscapes of Iceland. We are pleased to present our inaugural voyage to Norway and the Norwegian Fjords, as well as returning to Egypt. You can also visit the great cities of London, Dublin and Edinburgh, and the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands and Islands on a circumnavigation of the British Isles. Along with these meticulously planned itineraries, you’ll enjoy an expert guest speaker

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program on each voyage, all of which offer outstanding value. In this brochure, you will not only find all you need to know about our ship, Aegean Odyssey, but also an insight into the excellent destinations and sites you will visit, as well as discovering the wonderful river and coastal cruising experiences on offer. The introductory pages outline our philosophy and the historical and cultural background of the countries we visit, while the itineraries have been written in a way that will enhance your appreciation of the cruises and excursions in this year’s program. With so much included in the fare, you will also appreciate the excellent value these wonderful voyages offer.

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AWARD-WINNING JOURNEYS ~

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES We offer voyages to the historic, cultural and artistic heart of Europe. These fantastic journeys range from Athens, Rome and the other great centers of antiquity to the Greek Islands, the glamorous Cote d’Azur and the wine regions of Portugal and France. Then journey on to the romantic Cornish coast in the west of England, the highlands and islands of Scotland and the dramatic landscapes of Iceland and Norway.

Spring, Summer And fAll: A voyAge for All SeASonS Starting in the Spring sunshine of the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean, moving north in the hot summer months, and sailing south for fall warmth, these unforgettable journeys have been designed to take advantage of the seasons. Along the way, you will enjoy expertly-guided tours of the great treasures of antiquity, and social events such as sherry tasting in one of Spain’s top bodegas, wine tasting in France, and cocktail

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parties on board. You will also travel through some of the most stunning scenery in the world including Iceland’s unique landscapes, the majestic fjords of Norway, the west country of England, and the rugged coast of Scotland.

The Aegean Experience – Athens, Classical Greece and the Greek Islands In Spring and Fall, our voyages and special in-depth land tours of ancient Greece and its islands will take you to all the key sights, and with expert guides and lecturers your visit to this truly remarkable place will bring to life this "Golden Age" of Western civilization.

The poet John Milton called Athens "the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence," and it was here in the 5th century BC that the genius and creativity of the ancient Greek world shone with unprecedented brilliance. This was the time of the great statesman Pericles who organized the construction of the Acropolis, of the dramatists Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripedes and, of course, of the philosopher Socrates. After the vibrancy of Athens, you’ll head out of town to the tranquility of the Greek countryside with visits to the elegant ruins of Delphi, Agamemnon’s ancient capital of Mycenae, and the monumental grandeur of


the amphitheater at Epidaurus. Cruising the Greek Islands then offers a wonderful contrast and, as you sail through the sparkling waters of the Aegean, you have time to meet your fellow passengers, get to know the ship and relax into life on board. As well as stunning natural beauty, the isles of Greece offer some of the most impressive sites from this region's fascinating history. On Delos, legendary birthplace of Apollo and the paramount religious sanctuary of the ancient Greek world, you can walk along the Terrace of the Lions with its famous marble guardian lion statues and explore the classic Doric Temple of the Delians.

By contrast, nearby Mykonos offers the more sybaritic experience of vibrant tavernas and bustling shops. A visit to Crete takes you back to the time of the Minoans, one of the earliest civilizations of antiquity, and the ornate palace at Knossos. Charming Patmos, the Crusader stronghold of Rhodes, spectacular Santorini, and Volos for the unique monasteries at Meteora also feature on these in-depth journeys.

Explore Venice, the Dalmatian fjords, Roman palaces and Adriatic islands The first doge (duke) of Venice was elected in 726AD and the Venetian republic existed

for over a millennium until 1797. Often referred to as La Serenissima, the Most Serene Republic, the Venetians acquired an empire of trade and commercial interests. This wealth funded the marvelous city you see today. Unlike most cruises on larger vessels that offer a brief stop off in this wonderful place, our itineraries include an overnight stay so you have time to explore the city, shops, sites and restaurants of Venice. Furthermore, your visit will be crowned by a real treat, an exclusive visit to La Fenice Opera House. As you make your way to or from Venice, one of the great advantages of small-ship cruising becomes apparent as the size of

Aegean Odyssey means that you sail as close as possible to some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in the world. Cruising in coastal waters allows you to appreciate the true magnificence of Kotor Bay. Cutting through the Dinaric Alps in Montenegro, this dramatically beautiful inlet stretches over 20 miles inland and is Europe’s southernmost fjord. Along the Croatian coast Aegean Odyssey calls at two fascinating and architecturally pleasing ports, Dubrovnik and Split. The beauty of Dubrovnik moved the writer George Bernard Shaw to describe it as “Paradise on Earth” and indeed it’s hard to imagine anyone becoming jaded by the city’s marble streets, baroque buildings and charming people. Further up the Adriatic coast, the highlight of the visit to Split is without doubt touring the vast Palace of Diocletian. Completed in 305AD, the limestone and marble palace was built by the Emperor Diocletian for his retirement, and the complex comprised three temples, Diocletian’s massive mausoleum (now the Cathedral of St Dominus) and enough accommodation to house 9,000 people.

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exciting destinations ~

spectacular sights

Mediterranean islands, French Riviera chic and Italy’s Dolce Vita Much of Mediterranean life, culture and history revolve around its magnificent islands and our itineraries include visits to some of the most alluring. With its impressive fortifications and surroundings, it is hard to beat the drama of arriving at the Grand Harbor of Valletta, the capital of Malta. Ruled by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John, Valletta is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.

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Nearby Sicily is also blessed with remarkable historical treasures including the Greek theater at Taormina, the cathedral of Monreale, and the temples at Segesta. You will also cruise the beautiful waters around the Maddalena Archipelago and call at Napoleon’s place of exile, Elba,

as well as the place of his birth, the Corsican capital, Ajaccio. No other country in Europe combines the best of art, culture, gastronomy and style with quite the same panache as Italy. Here you can enjoy a scoop of the most delicious gelato in the world as you admire some of the greatest treasures of antiquity, or sip a Campari while sitting in the sunshine on the stunning Amalfi Coast. Whether you are marveling at Pisa’s famous tower or wandering through the extensive ruins of tragic Pompeii, the joy of Italy and its way of life will entrance you. Furthermore, from the grandeur of Imperial Rome to the Renaissance splendor of Florence,

Italy’s great cities are places of charm and wonder. Few will forget setting sight on the monumental Colosseum and the sprawling Roman Forum or the great Florentine Renaissance palaces and their numerous masterpieces of western art. Provence is an ideal place to not only explore the lavender fields and charming villages, but also for visiting some of southern France’s most interesting places. Chief among these is the medieval town of Avignon. Surrounded by well-preserved 800-year-old stone ramparts, graceful Avignon was once the seat of papal power and this honor bestowed the city with a legacy of magnificent art and architecture, none grander than the massive medieval


fortress and papal palace, Palais des Papes. Aix-en-Provence, Marseilles, and Carcassonne with its impressive fortress, also await. The natural beauty of the French Riviera including Nice and Monte Carlo, combined with its mild Mediterranean climate have made them popular destinations since the 18th century.

A taste of Spain – from Moorish palaces to river cruising Arriving in Spain, Aegean Odyssey takes you on a spectacular journey cruising up the Guadalquivir River to moor in the heart of the Andalusian city of Seville. Spain is rightly famous for its great food and wine, and a stop at Jerez allows you to sample one of the country’s most famous products. In the year 711, Moorish forces from Morocco and Algeria invaded Spain and in seven years conquered the Iberian Peninsula, eventually conquering territory that comprised most of Spain, Portugal and parts of France. Their rule lasted until 1492 and the Moors left behind a remarkable

legacy of elaborate palaces, mosques and gardens. Two of the greatest treasures from this time are the Alhambra in Granada and the Great Mosque in Cordoba. In Seville, you’ll stand on the exact spot where Columbus set sail for the Americas. With its cosmopolitan lifestyle, stunning architecture, fabulous food and fascinating historical sites, Barcelona is understandably one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Highlights of your visit include the Roman sites of the city including the Temple of Apollo and Roman remains in the Gothic Quarter and, perhaps the most extraordinary of the city’s landmarks, the Sagrada Familia, the massive Catalan church designed by the visionary architect Antoni Gaudi.

An unforgettable pilgrimage The capital of the Spanish province of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela is one of the most important places in Christendom as it is reputed to be the place where St James, one of the twelve Apostles of Christ, is buried. It was in the 8th century AD that the remains were identified as those of Saint James the Great, and accepted as such by the Pope and Charlemagne. From then on, this settlement was not just a city, but a holy city, and one of the main centers of Christian pilgrimage.

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inaugural visits ~ River cruising, cities, chateaux and vineyards

new adventures heAding north for high Summer

Sailing along France’s Atlantic Coast, Aegean Odyssey cruises up the River Gironde to berth in the center of Bordeaux, a city rightly regarded as the wine capital of the world, producing some of the great vintages available – and the perfect opportunity to taste and learn about the vineyards. Further up the coast you will sail into the Loire to Nantes and the picturesque Chateaux Country. You will visit the most elaborate and magnificent chateaux including Chenonceau, one of the most recognizable chateaux in the world. On our southbound journey you will also sail into the River Seine to Rouen and our base for a day in Paris or the Palace of Versailles. On France’s northern coast you can enjoy a morning stroll through the pretty harbor of Honfleur, a delightful place long sung about by poets and painted by famous artists.

England’s glorious coastline, countryside and regal capital Framed by some of England’s most beautiful countryside, the port of Falmouth is also soaked in British history. Fortified by Henry

VIII, this is the place where news of Nelson’s victory – and his death – at Trafalgar was landed. From here you will drive through the Cornish countryside to a place that can lay claim to being one of the wonders of the modern world – the Eden Project. Aegean Odyssey then sails up the estuary of the River Dart to the idyllic town of Dartmouth. Situated at the mouth of the River Dart, this small fishing port is a quintessential English seaside town. With

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its Elizabethan streets, charming harbor and unspoilt beaches, it is a truly magical place. You’ll also cruise the historic River Thames to or from one of the world’s greatest cities, London. The British capital is filled with iconic sights, from Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey to the Houses of Parliament, Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben. All cruises beginning in London feature a two-night hotel stay including a guided panoramic drive through this incredible metropolis.

Circumnavigate the British Isles Dublin is a capital that has a great history stretching back to the 9th century. This is not a city, however, that wears its history heavily and it is equally well-known for its warm welcome and legendary pubs. As part of her first ever circumnavigation of Britain, Aegean Odyssey will also visit two new ports-of-call on the east coast of England. Tyne is close to the remains of the great wall that was begun in 122AD by Emperor Hadrian to keep out the Ancient Britons,


humans have inhabited the city for millennia. Criss-crossed by cobbled streets and narrow lanes, Edinburgh is a city that cries out to be explored. Another highlight of historic Scotland is its castles and our cruises feature visits to some of the most striking. These include the late Queen Mother’s favorite residence – the Castle of Mey, the largest and most impressive fortifications in Scotland – Stirling Castle, and the home of the Dukes of Argyll – Inveraray Castle. The Shetland Islands is an archipelago comprising roughly one hundred islands off the northeast coast of Scotland. Home to rugged landscapes and free-roaming ponies, here you will not only enjoy the magnificent scenery, including Tingwall Valley, but also have the chance to see the remarkable archaeological site of Jarlshof which was first uncovered by a violent storm in the winter of 1896/7, revealing an extraordinary settlement embracing at least 5,000 years of human history.

The Norwegian Fjords and Amsterdam while the Viking town of York has an immersive experience inside its newlyreopened Jorvik Center.

Cities, castles and islands of Scotland Watched over by its imposing castle – the symbol of the city – Edinburgh combines medieval relics, Georgian grandeur and a powerful layer of modern life with contemporary avant-garde. In Edinburgh, medieval palaces rub shoulders with the best of modern architecture, Gothic churches with amazing museums and galleries, and evidence suggests that

This year, Aegean Odyssey will make its inaugural voyage to the beautiful and dramatic coastline of Norway on the western border of Scandinavia, a magical place that is famous for its intricate network of cliff-lined saltwater inlets (fjords) criss-crossing the landscape. This enchanting realm has long been a place of inspiration for artists and writers, including the 19th-century Norwegian romantic, Adelsteen Normann, whose unflinching paintings of the fjords were largely responsible for popularizing the region. A morning call in Amsterdam affords some

time to take a relaxing stroll through the Dutch capital, where the network of canals has been compared to Venice. World renowned as a fun-loving destination, the city is also at the vanguard of the arts and has some world class museums.

Iceland: land of volcanoes, glaciers, myths and legends It has been said that the problem with traveling in Iceland is that it is hard to take in what you are seeing because every five minutes you are confronted with another breathtaking, life-affirming natural spectacle. With its deep fjords, rainbowarched waterfalls, volcanic peaks, gushing geysers and creeping glaciers, Iceland puts on one of the most dramatic natural spectacles on the planet. Our itinerary has been designed to ensure that you don’t miss any of the highlights this remarkable land has to offer. It takes

you from the capital of Reykjavik and the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park where the European and North American tectonic plates meet to the whale-filled bays of Isafjordur on the edge of the Arctic Circle and the geo-thermal baths at Myvatn. Here you will also be able to see some of the spectacular birdlife that makes its home on Iceland.

The Faroes and Orkneys As the ship heads back to Britain, she calls at the charming harbor of Torshavn on the Faroe Islands and Kirkwall on the Orkneys, where there is plenty of prehistoric archaeology to explore, including the Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar, a huge ceremonial stone circle dating back almost 5,000 years, as well as the most complete Neolithic village in Europe, Skara Brae.

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ancient cultures ~

fascinating history

AegeAn odySSey heAdS South for the fAll SunShine Having enjoyed the temperate climate of northern Europe during high summer, Aegean Odyssey then heads south to the Mediterranean as she makes her way to the incredible civilizations of ancient Egypt and Classical Greece.

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Fall brings more exciting and new experiences as Aegean Odyssey retraces her course back to the Aegean with a magnificent Mediterranean Odyssey – a journey from Lisbon around the coast of Spain, the French and Italian Rivieras and Italy’s great Renaissance cities – a fitting starter to our Fall cruise program.

Alexandria and Cairo with a land tour of Classical Greece. This features overnight hotel stays in Delphi and Nauplia, plus included sightseeing visits to the monastery at Osios Loukas, Agamemnon’s Mycenae, and the remarkably well-preserved theater at Epidaurus (see pages 4, 5 and itinerary pages for further details).

Classical Greece, Ancient Egypt & Land of the Pharaohs

Alexander the Great gave his name to the small port of Alexandria on the coast of Egypt in 331BC. It marked the moment when the ancient period of the Pharaohs was finally over and was replaced by the Hellenistic Era. During the next three

This year we are pleased to announce our welcome return to Egypt with a spectacular voyage combining the great sites of

hundred years the Ptolemies conquered the region and expanded the city, taking advantage of its perfect position between the Greek and Persian empires so that by the time Cleopatra began her reign as the


last Ptolemaic ruler in 51BC, the vast pyramidal mausoleums containing the ancient God Kings which were built alongside the mysterious Great Sphinx of Giza were already over two thousand years old. The scale of these structures places them among the true wonders of mankind, as will become apparent when you gaze upon their breathtaking size during your twonight trip to Cairo, where you will also visit the Egyptian Museum and the wonders of Memphis and Sakkara to gain more insight into this extraordinary civilization.

Cruising the Canary Islands and exotic Morocco La Palma is one of the most verdant of the Canary Islands, offering the opportunity to experience truly unspoiled nature. From the lush forests in the north to the desert landscapes of the south and the serene Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma is a naturalist’s dream. By contrast Lanzarote is a place unlike anywhere else, with amazing geological features that have made its National Park of Timanfaya one of the most important in Spain. Elsewhere, the Famara

Massive allows for magnificent views of the small group of islands and islets to the north known as the "Archipelago Chinijo" (the Tiny Archipelago). Morocco, with its rich culture, fascinating history and exotic atmosphere should be high on everyone’s travel list. Combining cruising with an exciting land-tour ensures that you see the very best of this wonderful country including the labyrinthine souk and the Marjorelle Gardens of Marrakesh, the medieval city of Fez and the Roman ruins of Volubilis.

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voyages to antiquity ~

our philosophy WITH MANY YEARS’ EXPERIENCE IN SMALL-SHIP CRUISING, VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY HAS CREATED A UNIQUE VACATION EXPERIENCE THAT COMBINES COMFORT AND SERVICE WITH METICULOUSLY PLANNED ITINERARIES TO SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST EXCITING AND INTERESTING DESTINATIONS.

WITH OPEN-SEATING DINING, COCKTAIL PARTIES AND LARGE PUBLIC SPACES, THE ATMOSPHERE ON BOARD AEGEAN ODYSSEY IS BOTH RELAXED AND CONVIVIAL. COMBINE THIS WITH OUR DEDICATION TO OFFERING OUR GUESTS OUTSTANDING VALUE AND IMPECCABLE SERVICE AND THE RESULT IS ONE WE KNOW YOU WILL APPRECIATE.

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THE BENEFITS OF SMALL-SHIP CRUISING

A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE ON BOARD

In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from the major ports of the Mediterranean, we have a ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. This means that Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors, sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views, and even cruise upriver to reach some amazing cities.

Evenings on board There will be a string trio, pianist, casual dancing before and after dinner, and occasional visiting local entertainment. No casino or disco. The officers’ introductory cocktail party is casual without the usual formalities, and there will be plenty of opportunities to socialize with your fellow passengers and meet the officers.

As we carry an average of 350 passengers, our ship is ideal for those who dislike traveling around with hordes of people. This boutique-style cruising tends to be more expensive to operate than larger ships, but if you like to avoid crowds, wander around beautiful islands, cruise remote inlets and rivers, visit charming villages and explore ancient sites that are inaccessible to others, then Aegean Odyssey is the ideal ship.

Dress code Suggestions for what to wear during days and evenings on board are found in the Essential Travel Information booklet we send you with your travel documents. Resort casual is the general recommendation, however, there may be occasions where a jacket for men and cocktail attire for ladies is appropriate. Wine is included with dinner on board As we are often in the Mediterranean, we do not think it is appropriate to serve dinner without wine. Wines are from Italy, France, Spain or Greece and are included. Other vintages are available at reasonable prices. A good night’s sleep We place particular importance on the standard of bedding in cabins, irrespective of category. Fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected and your cabin steward is always ready to make changes if you desire.

OUTSTANDING ITINERARIES Language on board The ship’s language is English and you can expect fellow passengers to be mainly from the US, UK, Canada and Australia with a sprinkling of enthusiasts from Europe. Technology We ask that mobile phones and laptops be used discreetly in the interest of fellow passengers. The internet room is always open for those who cannot resist contact with the outside world. Children Our cruises are destination focused and not designed for children under the age of 12. Tipping Always a difficult subject. We have decided to include all tips to cabin stewards and restaurant staff. You may wish to show your appreciation to individuals offering exceptional service (totally optional).

All voyages have been meticulously planned by the Voyages to Antiquity staff in conjunction with noted historians. Plus, with frequent evening and overnight stays in port, there’s the opportunity to enjoy an after-dinner stroll ashore. This year, we are delighted to include many new and exciting destinations. As well as returning to the delightful ports on England and Scotland’s west coast, we are adding extensive land tours including mainland Greece; returning to see the treasures of pharaonic Egypt; cruising the great rivers of France; and visiting the beautiful landscapes of Norway for the first time. Central to our high summer sailings is the fascinating and beautiful island of Iceland. With its creeping glaciers, bubbling geysers and active volcanoes, this is a place that genuinely warrants the description of “unique.” Included pre- & post-cruise land stays Many departures also have pre- and/or post-cruise hotel stays in Rome, Athens, London, Lisbon and Seville, providing guests with a wonderful chance to relax before their cruise or the perfect opportunity to explore one of these remarkable cities at the end of their journey.

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QUALITY HOTELS ASHORE

CELEBRATED GUEST SPEAKERS ON BOARD

the gateway to the ancient sites of Mycenae and Epidaurus, while Sicily and Italy offer a wealth of sightseeing possibilities and, depending on your itinerary, you’ll visit the remarkable cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. In London, you’ll see the main sights including Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, while Holyroodhouse tops the list in the Scottish capital.

Voyages to Antiquity places great emphasis on the quality of accommodation ashore. We have selected some of the best 4- and 5-star hotels for your included land stays.

Our sightseeing programs are outstanding, but can be strenuous; a reasonable level of fitness is, therefore, required. Our Cruise Guides and on-board daily briefings will indicate the level of fitness required on any given day.

In Athens, the Grande Bretagne is a grand hotel in the finest tradition with views of the floodlit Acropolis from the roof garden. The same view can be seen from the King George, one of Athens’ most prestigious hotels located in the heart of the city.

The guest speakers who accompany you on the cruise are all first class. They have been carefully selected for their knowledge of the areas and their ability to bring to life the history of the remarkable civilizations and cultures of the regions we visit. Assisting the main speakers aboard ship and on land will be our team of young and keen graduates. They will be on hand to answer your questions and assist the guides on sightseeing trips. Listed here are just a few of the expert guest speakers you may encounter on your Voyage to Antiquity.

Individual QuietVox headsets On shore excursions from the ship, the expert guides will share their knowledge with the group using QuietVox. Through your individual headset, these devices allow you to hear the tour leader clearly even at the busiest sites. Voyages to Antiquity was one of the first cruise lines to operate this service.

In Marrakesh, the Sofitel Palais Imperial is a haven of 5-star luxury set in lush, fountained gardens full of fragrant herbs, bougainvilleas and a palm-ringed pool.

SHORE EXCURSIONS INCLUDED IN YOUR FARE Shore excursions are included in virtually every port of call – in the few cases where they are not, it’s because we feel that your time ashore is best spent exploring on your own. As well as giving you a choice of included excursions in certain places, additional visits will be offered at a supplementary cost. This is an important part of Voyages to Antiquity's philosophy as it ensures that our guests always see the most important sites and are escorted by the very best guides. In Athens, for example, you will not miss the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, and when in Rome your tour will include the Colosseum and the Basilica of St Peter in Chains. Nauplia is

We trust this means that you won’t miss a thing and your visits to these wonderful places will be as memorable and exciting as possible.

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In Rome, the Excelsior opens onto one of Rome’s prestigious streets, the Via Veneto, and the Altis Avenida in Lisbon is located on Restauradoras Square in the heart of the city. In London, the Grange City enjoys views over the Thames and Tower Bridge.

For a full description of the hotels we use, please see pages 78, 79.

TOM BIRKETT Dr Tom Birkett is a lecturer in Old English and Old Norse, and an expert on the mythology and literary culture of medieval Scandinavia, having lived and studied in Norway and researched in Iceland. He has a PhD from Oxford, where he taught for several years before moving to Ireland and taking up a lectureship at University College Cork. He has published widely on medieval literature and culture. NANCY GILCHRIST Nancy is one of only 356 Masters of Wine in the world. She is a regular educator at Leith's School of Food & Wine, was a wine columnist for The Boston Globe and ran Christie's Wine Education courses. Over the past two years she has become involved in the olive oil and chocolate industries as an ambassador and an International Grand Jury member.. DAVID PRICE WILLIAMS Dr David Price Williams worked for the Smithsonian Institution as an archaeological field surveyor on excavations in the Near East before directing his own field research in the same area through the early 1970s. David has just retired after thirty-seven years lecturing on the Archaeology of Western Asia (Eastern Mediterranean) at the Institute of Archaeology for the University of London Extra Mural Department. He is the author and co-author of numerous academic papers on the area.


CHRIS WHITTON Chris is a graduate of St John’s College and Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge. He has been affiliated with many other institutions, has published books with Cambridge and Oxford University Presses and writes regularly for The Times Literary Supplement. His research focuses on the literature, history and culture of the Roman Empire, but his interests and expertise extend across the ancient Mediterranean world. MICHAEL SQUIRE Michael Squire is Reader in Classical Art and Archaeology at King’s College London. His PhD was awarded the Hellenic Society prize and he has held research fellowships and visiting professorships at numerous renowned universities. His books and articles straddle the fields of Classics, archaeology, art history and aesthetics, and he has featured on programs for BBC Radio 4, BBC television, the BBC World Service and ABC in Australia. DAVID DREWRY Professor Drewry is an environmental scientist and Honorary Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was previously Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute. He has been affiliated with many internationally renowned committees and societies, won multiple awards and has published widely on geology, glaciology and climate change. He has also led expeditions to the Arctic (including Greenland, Svalbard, Franz Josef Land, Iceland and Nunavut) and Antarctica. JONATHAN KEATES Jonathan was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford and has written several acclaimed biographies and travel books as well as works of fiction for which he has won many prizes. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has a passion for Venice, a city he knows intimately. On retirement he took over the chair and works tirelessly for The Venice in Peril Fund. RICHARD BEACHAM Dr Beacham is Professor Emeritus at King’s College London. After majoring in History at Yale University he earned his Masters and his Doctorate of Fine

Arts before emigrating to the UK to work at an Old Masters’ gallery in Mayfair. He has published six books and frequently appears as a presenter/talking head on TV documentaries, including productions by the BBC, History, and Discovery Channels. STEFAN BUCZACKI Currently celebrating thirty years as a cruise ship lecturer, Professor Buczacki holds a huge array of Fellowships, has won many awards and published over sixty books. Among his numerous broadcasting achievements he has appeared on BBC Radio's 'Gardeners' Question Time' as panelist and chairman for a unique unbroken run of over 600 broadcasts, making him one of Britain's most experienced media gardening experts. DANIEL MUNOZ Dr Munoz is an Anglican priest, theologian and church historian. He is currently lecturer of Church History at the Protestant Faculty of Theology in Madrid and has given lectures on art history, religion and culture across the world. He is the author of “Transformed by the Beloved: a guide to spiritual formation with John of the Cross” as well as numerous articles in academic journals. ERNEST REA Ernie is a celebrated broadcaster who specializes on the history of religions. His radio program, Beyond Belief on BBC Radio 4, was awarded the prestigious Sony Gold Award for the best Speech Program. From 1989 –2001 he was Head of Religious Broadcasting for the BBC and spent time in the United States brokering television deals. JONATHAN PHILLIPS Jonathan Phillips is Professor of Crusading History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of numerous books on the crusades, including Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades which was selected as a ‘History Book of 2009’ by The Sunday Telegraph newspaper. He has also filmed a major 6-part series 'The Road from Christ to Constantine' which he presents.

PIETER VAN DER MERWE From 1974 to 2015, Dr Pieter van der Merwe MBE, DL was a member of staff at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich and is still one of its Curators Emeritus, having overseen and contributed to many of its publications. He is on the board of numerous societies and has lectured on various aspects of maritime history including medieval shipbuilding, the history of marine exploration, and Greenwich itself. ROBIN CORMACK Robin is an art historian who works on Mediterranean art, particularly from Antiquity and Byzantium, but also from the Renaissance. He teaches in the Classics Faculty, University of Cambridge, and at the University of California at Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Robin has published books on Byzantine Art, and co-curated the Royal Academy exhibition, Byzantium 330-1453. PETER MAWBY As an ornithologist and research ecologist, Peter has traveled widely and is a regular and highly successful cruise ship lecturer. In recent years Peter has enjoyed sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge with passengers on a range of cruises vising places as far flung as Polynesia, the Amazon, Central America, New England, the Atlantic Islands, Iceland and Mediterranean. When not lecturing Peter welcomes the opportunity to enhance passengers’ experiences of the wildlife around them. GILLIAN SHEPHERD Until her return to Australia to take up her position at La Trobe University, Gillian was Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at the University of Birmingham. Gillian is currently Director of The Trendall Research Center for Ancient Mediterranean Studies at La Trobe, and her research interests are the ancient Greek colonization of Sicily and Italy, archaeology and art of Greece and Magna Graecia, and burial customs, the subject of a book she's currently completing.

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COASTAL AND RIVER CRUISING

EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL EVENTS

Because of its size, Aegean Odyssey has the ability to navigate the islands and smaller ports of the Mediterranean and the remote waters of Scotland and Iceland. She also has the ability to sail inland to take you to the heart of some of Europe’s great cities and Norway’s spectacular fjords.

An exclusive evening in Venice For cruises ending in Venice we have arranged an exclusive, private evening visit to La Fenice Opera House.

When we visit the Andalusian city of Seville, Aegean Odyssey cruises up the Guadalquivir River to berth in the heart of the city. In the South of France, we cruise close to the Cote d’Azur and dock in the glamorous resort of Nice or sophisticated Monte Carlo. In the Adriatic, we sail close to the coast of the beautiful Kornati Islands and tie up at the small harbor of Korcula. In the Ionian, we call at Corfu, and in the Aegean, we cruise the Greek Islands. In western France, you’ll sail into the Seine River to visit Paris and the Loire for a day in scenic chateaux country and taste some of the local wines. And in England we take you into the River Dart to explore the beautiful west country of Devon and Cornwall. Also in the British Isles you will cruise the rocky and dramatic shores of the Inner Hebrides and the Sound of Mull on the way to Tobermory. Further north we will cruise the magnificent and awe-inspiring fjords that cut into the Norwegian and Icelandic coasts.

Take the spectacular Flam Railway in Norway

Sicily's palatial splendor In Palermo, there will be an opportunity for a private visit to Palazzo Gangi, the magnificent Baroque palace famous for the banqueting scene in Visconti’s film of Tomasi di Lampedusa’s classic novel, The Leopard. You will need to register interest as group sizes are limited. A donation of $55 per person towards restoration is required. Seville – river cruising and home of flamenco Aegean Odyssey can navigate the Guadalquivir River, passing through the marshy lowlands known as ‘Las Marismas,’ and berth in the heart of Seville, capital of Andalusia and home to the Spanish flamenco dance. To fully appreciate the atmosphere of this wonderful city we have included a lively flamenco performance one evening on board ship. Chateaux, vineyards and tastings In Bordeaux, the Loire Valley, Jerez and Oporto, you’ll be able to try the vintages and tour the vineyards.

Visit Palazzo Gangi, Palermo

River Nile dinner cruise Enjoy dinner and local entertainment on a serene evening cruise along the mighty River Nile during a two-day hotel stay in Cairo.

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OUTSTANDING VOYAGES ~

exceptional value

Special performances on board

Voyages to Antiquity prides itself on the detail and planning of these cruise vacations. Our aim is not only to offer an insight into the history of the regions you will visit, but to blend this with the incredible wealth of culture and scenic beauty. With all the benefits of small-ship cruising, and

all the inclusions featured, Voyages to Antiquity provides a unique and personal cruise vacation experience – very different from cruising on the megaliners of today! Plus, with special Early Booking Saver Fares, you will also experience extraordinary value.

ALL VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY INCLUDE

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Two-night hotel stay with Nile dinner cruise in Cairo

EXPERTLY PLANNED ITINERARIES

PRE- & POST-CRUISE HOTEL STAYS in Athens, Lisbon, Seville, London and Rome

OPEN-SEATING DINING so you can choose when, where and with whom to dine

COMPLIMENTARY WINE, beer or soft drinks, if preferred, with your evening meal on board ship

INCLUDED GRATUITIES to your cabin steward and restaurant staff

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ONE LANGUAGE, English, is used on board

GUIDED SIGHTSEEING in most ports of call and choice of excursions in many ports

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EXPERIENCED GUEST SPEAKERS on each cruise MORE TIME TO ENJOY ASHORE with no rush to get back on board as we plan late departures and overnights in many ports

ALL MEALS ON BOARD AEGEAN ODYSSEY with a choice of two restaurants

WELCOME COCKTAIL PARTY and other entertainment on board

PORT TAXES TRANSFERS AND BAGGAGE HANDLING Arrival and departure transfers plus all baggage handling (once you have cleared customs) for guests using Voyages to Antiquity’s air program.

BOOK NOW FOR OUTSTANDING SAVINGS 0SAVE up to

$1,600† per stateroom

LOW ROUNDTRIP AIR add-ons from select US cities^

plus FLY FREE Grand Voyages (see pages 70-77) †Savings are based on double occupancy, vary depending on cruise and cabin category selected, are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Saver Fares are subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Low single fares are restricted to categories CC, EE, GG, HH, II, JJ, KK, LL and MM. Look for the individual offers on the following itinerary pages and make sure you reserve your cabin early to secure a great value cruise-vacation. ^ See page 81 for further details of our lowcost and free airfare offers.

River cruising for a taste of France

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aegean odyssey

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in a class of her own AEGEAN ODYSSEY COMBINES THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL ELEGANCE WITH ALL THE MODERN CONVENIENCES OF A FIRST-CLASS SHIP. CLASSICALLY ELEGANT, BUT FAR FROM STUFFY OR FORMAL, AEGEAN ODYSSEY ALSO PROVIDES WONDERFUL SERVICE AND AN INTIMATE ATMOSPHERE. OTHER ADVANTAGES OF THE SHIP’S SIZE ARE THAT SHE IS ABLE TO VISIT PORTS THAT ARE TOO SMALL FOR LARGER VESSELS, NAVIGATE CLOSE TO SCENIC SCOTTISH ISLANDS, AND CRUISE ALONG THE SPECTACULAR COASTLINES OF

GREECE,

DALMATIA AND THE FRENCH RIVIERA – EVEN UPRIVER INTO THE HEART OF SEVILLE AND BORDEAUX.

SHIP’S AMENITIES • 2 RESTAURANTS PLUS OUTDOOR TERRACE DINING • 3 LOUNGES • 4 BARS • LECTURE THEATER • LIBRARY • SHOP • INTERNET CENTER • OUTDOOR POOL • ATHENA HEALTH SPA AND GYM • BEAUTY SALON • MEDICAL CENTER • TELEPHONE, FAX AND E-MAIL VIA SATELLITE • TV, HAIR DRYER AND PERSONAL SAFE IN EVERY CABIN

“The ship was absolutely marvellous,

the crew outstanding, accommodation, food, service, entertainment all first class, and interesting Guest Speakers made it a wonderful cruise. B.W. - Australia

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Experience the best of

small-ship cruising

On board Aegean Odyssey you will experience the finest traditions of cruising. She is a mid-size vessel carrying around 350 guests and features wide, teak decks and spacious public rooms. With openseating dining, inside or al fresco, several bars and lounges to relax, and the immaculate service of a friendly and attentive crew, you can be sure of a superior cruise experience. Cruise in comfort – relax in style You’ll discover an intimate and relaxed atmosphere throughout the ship. By day the spacious decks provide the perfect place to unwind as you sail to the scenic

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harbors of Scotland, Norway and Iceland, and the ancient sites of the Mediterranean. Public rooms offer an understated elegance. The Ambassador Lounge is where our speakers inform and our musicians entertain, whilst the Charleston Lounge is the perfect place to meet friends – old and new – with light music and, perhaps, a little dancing. The top deck is a wonderful spot to watch the waves go by during the day, or enjoy a nightcap looking at the stars in the evening. The well-stocked library is beautifully appointed with wood paneling, and is

regularly updated by Oxford-based bookseller Blackwells. There is an extensive range of volumes covering the history, art, culture and philosophy of the countries you will visit. In addition, there is an extensive collection of reference books, modern and classic fiction, and general interest volumes. Newspapers are delivered daily via satellite and are available in the library. You will also find a selection of board games from Monopoly to chess. For those passengers who want to keep in touch with friends, check their emails or find out what is happening in the world,


there is an internet center. For those in need of a little shopping, there is also a well-stocked boutique. A welcome difference One of the things that sets us apart from the rest is that we plan our cruise itineraries to maximize your time in port with many late evening sailings and overnight stays. This will give you the opportunity to plan an evening on board and ashore – perhaps dinner in a harborside taverna in one of the Mediterranean’s delightful resorts, a fino of sherry in a Malaga tasca bar, or just an after-dinner stroll and a nightcap as you watch the world go by.

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refreshing the body as well as the mind ~

first class comforts

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Days at sea: relax or revive

Renowned lecture program

During days at sea you may simply wish to enjoy the sun on the Lido Deck or cool off in the outdoor pool. Perhaps borrow a book from the library and read in one of the cool lounges. Alternatively, you could start the day with an early morning yoga session or plan a visit to the Athena Health Spa and Gym. Here you will find the latest gym equipment for a serious workout, a sauna, and a good selection of therapies and treatments to refresh and renew you during your cruise. More pampering can be found in the hairdressers and beauty salon.

If you want to attend to the mind not the body, there will be a program of lectures – held in the Ambassador Lounge – designed to not only inform and entertain but also to bring to life the wonderful sites you will visit. There will normally be a number of guest speakers on your cruise, each with a different

area of expertise. Prior to arrival in each port of call, there will be a port briefing to inform you of the sites, culture and history of your next destination. Nights to remember Start your evening with a cocktail in the Lido Bar as you watch the sun go down and meet old and new-found friends. Or enjoy an aperitif in the Charleston Lounge while being entertained by our resident trio. As well as being one of the world’s most historically interesting and naturally beautiful destinations, the Mediterranean is also home to a range of unsurpassed culinary traditions.


This gastronomic culture of using the very best fresh local ingredients cooked in a simple but delicious and healthy style is the inspiration for the restaurants on Aegean Odyssey. Your cabin comforts Your on-board comfort is one of our prime concerns. Our wide category of cabins feature flat-screen television, a personal safe and hairdryer – and all offer plush bedding for your comfort. Most outside cabins have windows rather than portholes and our balcony staterooms offer additional comforts and conveniences, see panel for extra Balcony Class benefits.

BalconyCLASS As well as adding a new dimension of luxury to our cabins and staterooms, we have created a special level of accommodation entitled “Balcony Class.” In addition to the standard cabin features mentioned, guests in Balcony Class (categories A to D) will also enjoy: • STATEROOM OR SUITE WITH BALCONY • A WELCOME BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE & PETIT FOURS • REFRIGERATOR STOCKED WITH SOFT DRINKS • COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLED WATER • ROBE AND SLIPPERS • MOLTON BROWN BATHROOM AMENITIES • PRIORITY SIGHTSEEING BOARDING

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impeccable service ~

wonderful food

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The Marco Polo Restaurant (Lunch and Dinner)

The Terrace Café & Grill (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

The most elegant of the ship’s restaurants, the Marco Polo has a casual country-club ambiance and Mediterranean-influenced food. At lunchtime, you can choose from a variety of starters and three dishes of the day including grilled fish and a pasta special, plus a choice of desserts, fruit and cheese. In the evening, dinner will include appetizers, soup, salads, a choice of three or four main courses and desserts. In addition to complimentary wine, there is a full list of fine wines and champagnes to accompany your dinner.

With a combination of indoor and outdoor seating, sophisticated interior design and cooking on the open grill, the Terrace Café replicates the charm and ambiance of a trattoria. There is a large buffet with hot dishes of the day, a selection of salads, and Italian antipasti. Pasta is served with a choice of homemade Italian sauces and for dessert there is a large selection including ice cream. The day starts in the Terrace Café with breakfast where you can enjoy a healthy combination of yogurt, fruit and muesli, or indulge in eggs, bacon or an omelette.


Marco Polo restaurant Appetizers SHRIMP ROYALE Tiger prawns marinated in pink Champagne sauce on radicchio and endive

ANGUS BEEF CARPACCIO Served with porcini mushrooms, arugula lettuce and fresh parmesan flakes

SEA SCALLOPS AND CHERRY TOMATO BROCHETTE Served on gorgonzola-flavored spinach with light tarragon foam

Soup & Salad WEST INDIAN PUMPKIN & GINGER SOUP INSALATA DI TAORMINA Mediterranean-style salad with lobster, salmon, shrimps, green beans, endive, shallots and roasted pine seeds

Main Courses CASARECCE ALLA SORRENTINA Fresh sautéed pasta with tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano, parmesan and mozzarella

GRILLED FRESH SEA BREAM FILLET Served with Mediterranean herbs, almond broccoli, green asparagus, butter-sautéed Parisienne potatoes and sauvignon sauce

GLAZED BARBARIE DUCK SUPREME In Grand Marnier sauce served with red cabbage and almond potato

Tapas on the Terrace In the evenings, Tapas on the Terrace recreates the informal yet sophisticated atmosphere of a Mediterranean bistro. Here you can choose from a selection of mouthwatering appetizers – try our calamari and empanadas, or pick from the wide range of authentic Italian pizzas. Equal care has been given to the selection of included wines served with dinner; these will be served at your table by our helpful waiting staff. Afternoon Tea There is something magical about the tradition of taking tea at sea. You’ll find

a selection of freshly-prepared sandwiches, cakes and scones. Accompanying these is, of course, a choice of refreshing teas or coffee. A cup of Darjeeling, a slice of freshly baked cake and the panoramic views of the Norwegian fjords or Mediterranean: the perfect combination. Late Night Snacks For those passengers enjoying a late night discussing the excitement of the day’s sightseeing, a selection of light snacks freshly prepared by our chefs will be available in the Charleston Lounge.

LIGHT MEDIUM FRENCH LAMB RACK In thyme-ciabatta crust with vegetable ragout and lemon potato

from the vegetarian kitchen

GRILLED EGGPLANT AND BELL PEPPER MASALA Braised in yogurt with Indian spices, served with coconut-pistachio basmati rice

ASPARAGUS AND ZUCCHINI TARTAR Served with wild rice and sun-dried tomato coulees

Desserts WARM CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE CAKE Served with raspberry sorbet APRICOT & MANGO TART with mocha sauce ICE COUP “BELLINI” with peach and vanilla ice cream CHEESE TROLLEY with a selection of International cheeses SLICED FRESH FRUITS SELECTION OF ICE CREAM & SORBETS

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After all is said and done, what passengers love most about Aegean Odyssey is the warm and intimate atmosphere. Ships, like people, have personalities. Some are proper and formal. Others offer the anonymity of a large hotel. On board Aegean Odyssey you are greeted as a returning family member even if it’s your first time on board.

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it’s our people

that make all the difference Home away from home

At your service

You’ll find smiles and welcomes from everyone from the Captain to your cabin steward. And unlike a vast megaliner, it is easy to socialize and meet fellow passengers whose passions and interests are similar to your own.

Ask any world traveler where they receive the best service and they will undoubtedly answer the Far East. Of all the nationalities in that part of the world, it is the Filipinos who carry the highest reputation for attention to detail. Fluent in English and always serving with a smile, our Filipino crew will win your hearts.

Your cabin steward will refresh your stateroom before you even realize you need it. Your waiter will remember whether you take tea or coffee, and the barman whether you like your Martini shaken or stirred. They, and the rest of our officers and crew, are dedicated to making your vacation a delightful experience.


Just a few comments from previous guests “We just got back from our fabulous trip on the Aegean Odyssey. It was fabulous and I WILL recommend it to everyone. It was the perfect size and all the crew were outstanding. Thank you. My husband said it was the best cruise so far. The itinerary was great and the history… amazing.” A&GK - USA “We just came back from a superior cruise with Voyages to Antiquity. One of the best – good itinerary and excellent guides.” J.T. - Wales

It is this personal approach that our guests remember and value most highly. But don’t just take our word for it, here is what recent travelers aboard Aegean Odyssey had to say.

“WOW! Wonderful in every way! I came by myself, but never felt alone. The ship was very comfortable and easy to get around. The shore excursions far exceeded my expectations! I look forward to another adventure on this intimate ship.” R.S. - USA “I would highly recommend the experience, you really should try and go. The ship is very comfortable, the food was excellent and the service was excellent as well. We are having a reunion with the group next Saturday and I am going to propose that we consider another trip together.” V.D. - Canada

“It is difficult to know where to start. From start to finish the whole thing was excellent. Lovely ship, great food and attention to detail of the staff in the restaurant was delightful. Friendly and yet unobtrusive. The Maitre’d should be congratulated on having such a marvellous team. I could go on and on… the lovely suite… layout of ship… comfort.” D.W. - UK “Everyone from the Captain, crew, cruise organiser, front office personel, cabin staff and beverage staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. They are a credit to your organisation and you can be proud of them – they are doing a great job.” G.B. - Australia “My wife and l enjoyed Voyages to Antiquity enormously as did our dear friends from Australia who were with us on this trip. The staff and crew were excellent, the ship was spotless and the land tours excellent. We look forward to another trip with you in the future. Thank you for a First Class trip and for the courtesies and professionalism bestowed upon us by your excellent staff.” C.C.. - USA

“You don’t need to be a history buff – anyone with an interest in culture will enjoy this cruise. In a way it inspires you to learn more and delve deeper into the places we have visited. The ship is such a nice size – not too big and very informal – and it’s a delightful atmosphere.” P.M. - UK “The voyage was a wonderful experience and the best way for me to celebrate my 70th birthday. From my initial dealings with the booking office, to the organized tours of the various sites, to the passengers and crew everything was perfect. The crew was most solicitous – the maître’d made certain that I had a quiet table each evening, the cabin steward saw to my every need, the cruise coordinator organized a dinner celebration for my birthday. Everything was just LOVELY!!” R.S. - USA “We had another wonderful time on Aegean Odyssey, that being our fourth time on board and counting back to back cruises, our seventh and eighth leg. It’s still our favourite ship.” J&M.W. - Australia

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VTA UNIQUE EXCLUSIVE VOYAGES

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Temple of Apollo, Delphi


SPRINGTIME SAILINGS IN THE

AEGEAN, ADRIATIC &

MEDITERRANEAN

RENAISSANCE CITIES, CHARMING MEDITERRANEAN ISLANDS AND INLAND RIVER SAVE UP TO CRUISING TO SEVILLE

$1,200

PER STATEROOM

WARM SUNSHINE, LANDSCAPES PEPPERED WITH WILD FLOWERS AND SPARKLING SEAS MAKE SPRING THE PERFECT TIME TO CRUISE THESE SHORES.

ENJOY WONDERFUL ITINERARIES THAT TAKE YOU

FROM THE CLASSICAL SITES OF ANCIENT THE STUNNING ISLANDS OF

GREECE TO

ELBA, CORSICA AND THE BALEARICS,

AND ON TO THE GREAT

FOUR SPRINGTIME JOURNEYS

MOORISH CITIES OF SPAIN.

WITH SIGHTSEEING EXCURSIONS INCLUDED AT VIRTUALLY ALL PORTS OF CALL, PLUS EXTENDED STAYS IN SELECTED PORTS, YOU’LL ENJOY TIME ASHORE AND HAVE MORE TIME TO TAKE IN ALL THE SIGHTS.

APRIL 25 THE AEGEAN EXPERIENCE I p30-31 Enjoy a comprehensive overland tour to the legendary sites of ancient Greece and the ultimate in Greek Island cruising MAY 5 ATHENS TO VENICE The ancient sites of Greece combine with the natural beauty and historic cities of the Adriatic Sea

p32-33

MAY 17 VENICE TO ROME Sail around Italy through the glorious Adriatic to monumental Sicily and the mysteries of Pompeii

p34-35

MAY 27 ROME TO SEVILLE p36-37 Sail across the breadth of the Mediterranean on an 18-day journey with 10 ports of call and 11 included excursions

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Greece

THE AEGEAN EXPERIENCE I

Delphi Athens

APRIL 25, 2018 ATHENS BACK TO ATHENS

Mycenae Epidaurus

The first of our most complete Aegean Experiences yet, beginning with a five-day tour of Athens and Classical Greece, followed by island cruising at its best.

This new cruise-tour has been designed to show you the very best historical and natural wonders that Greece and its islands have to offer. It has been timed to take advantage of the perfect warmth of springtime and the blooming of the wild flowers. Your journey begins with a five-day land tour of Greece. This includes two nights in Athens featuring a guided tour of the Acropolis, the spiritual splendor of the monastery at Osios Loukas, the elegant ruins of Delphi, Agamemnon's ancient capital of Mycenae, and the monumental grandeur of the theater at Epidaurus. Then join Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus for a cruise to the best of the Greek Islands. Along the way you will experience the fishing-village charm of Hydra, stunning Santorini, the Minoan treasures of Crete, the fascinating Crusader stronghold of Rhodes, and the sacred ruins of Delos. So there you have it: a fabulous journey through the finest achievements of Classical Greek art and the spectacular scenery of the Greek Islands.

Aegean

Sea Hydra Nauplia Mykonos Delos Santorini Heraklion

Nisyros

Rhodes Karpathos

Knossos

Crete

14-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $3,995pp 2018

PORT

APR 25

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

APR 26

Arrive ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

APR 27

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

overnight hotel

APR 28

ATHENS/DELPHI Greece Morning drive for sightseeing at Osios Loukas en route to Delphi for afternoon sightseeing and overnight overnight hotel

APR 29

DELPHI/NAUPLIA Greece Morning drive to Mycenae for sightseeing, then on to Nauplia for overnight overnight hotel

APR 30

NAUPLIA/PIRAEUS Greece Sightseeing in Epidaurus en route to embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus

MAY 1

HYDRA Greek Islands

8.00am

MAY 2

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

8.00am

MAY 3

HERAKLION Crete, Greek Islands (Knossos)

8.00am

MAY 4

KARPATHOS Greek Islands

8.00am

8.00pm

MAY 5

RHODES Greek Islands

7.00am

10.00pm

MAY 6

NISYROS Greek Islands

9.00am

6.00pm

MAY 7

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

8.00am 2.00pm

noon 8.00pm

MAY 8

PIRAEUS Greece 6.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Athens Airport for flight home

8.00pm 4.00pm 6.00pm 10.00pm

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ANCIENT GREECE Your two-night stay in Athens includes a full-morning's guided tour of the city's ancient citadel, the Acropolis. Built during the "Golden Age" of Athens between 447438BC, the Acropolis represents the magnificent achievements of Athenian culture. You will also visit the wonderful Acropolis Museum and have plenty of free time to explore the city's other remarkable sites such as the ancient Agora and the National Archaeological Museum. Your three-day tour of Classical Greece starts with a call at the medieval Monastery of Osios Loukas (Holy Luke). Built by the Emperor Romanos in about 1011, the monastery contains remarkable Byzantine mosaics and frescoes. Then to ancient Delphi, exquisitely located in a series of terraces at the foot of Mount Parnassus. Enjoy a guided tour of the fabulous remains of this great sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Temple of Apollo that dates from 330BC. Walk the Sacred Way in the steps of the thousands of teopropoi (pilgrims) who came here to purify themselves by bathing in the Castalian Spring before making their ritual sacrifice and consulting the Oracle. Next visit two of the great sites of Classical Greece: Mycenae and the magnificent theater at Epidaurus. Mycenae was the capital of a great civilization that dominated the eastern Mediterranean from the 16th to the 13th centuries BC. Epidaurus, sacred

Sacred Delos

to Asclepios the god of medicine, is the site of the best preserved of all Greek theaters. THE GREEK ISLANDS The next part of your cruise involves some classic Greek islands, beginning with the carless idyll of Hydra, and Santorini, where the newly reopened Minoan settlement of Akrotiri is a highlight. You will also visit several of the island’s picturesque villages, including Oia with its whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches. The heyday of Minoan civilization (2000-1600BC) was marked by the construction of great palaces, the best known being Knossos on the island of Crete. Excavations here began in 1899 by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans, who controversially “restored” the palace with his own eccentric ideas of Minoan interior design. After a tour here you will then sail to friendly Karpathos for a maiden visit to an island which has managed to maintain many of its customs and idiosyncrasies due to its remoteness. LINDOS, DELOS & MYKONOS The structures of Rhodes’ old town on the island of the same name dates from the era of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem, who lived here from 1309 until 1522. You will also visit the lookout Mount Smith, named after the British admiral Sir Sydney Smith, and enter the citadel of the Knights through the d’Amboise Gate on your way to the restored Grand Master’s Palace. There’s also the opportunity to visit the Acropolis at Lindos, for incredible views across the island, followed by the tiny volcanic island of Nisyros, after which Delos is birthplace of Achilles and one of the most interesting archaeological sites in Greece. Then nearby Mykonos, with its cafes and shops, provides the perfect place to relax.

14 DAYS FROM ATHENS TO ATHENS STATEROOM CATEGORY

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

C D

FULL FARE

R

SA VE

$ U ST 8 0 P T AT 0 O ER OO M

SAVER FARE

$7,695

$7,295

7,195

6,795

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

6,595

6,245

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

6,345

5,995

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

5,945

5,645

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

5,745

5,445

G

Premium Outside

5,495

5,245

H

Premium Outside

5,245

4,995

I

Premium Outside

4,995

4,745

J

Standard Outside

4,795

4,545

K

Premium Inside

4,595

4,395

L

Premium Inside

4,395

4,195

M

Standard Inside

4,195

3,995

Monastery of Osios Loukas

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $4,950. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two-night hotel stay in Athens with included sightseeing Three-day land tour of Classical Greece with hotel stays in Delphi and Nauplia

Temple of Knossos, Crete

The best of Greek Island cruising including maiden calls at Karpathos and Nisyros Explore the sites of Akrotiri, Knossos and Delos Time on your own in Mykonos

31 Acropolis, Lindos


Venice

ANCIENT GREECE & DALMATIAN COAST

Trieste

Italy

MAY 5, 2018 ATHENS TO VENICE

Corfu Greece Itea Delphi Athens

From tranquil Kotor Bay to the GraecoRoman sites of antiquity in the Adriatic, this cruise takes you on an odyssey between two of the world’s great historical cities.

From stunning natural wonders to iconic ancient sites, this perfect spring sail to Italy’s Venetian Lagoon begins with a two-night hotel stay in the Greek capital, home of the world famous Acropolis and Parthenon.

Croatia Split Adriatic Dubrovnik Kotor Bay Sea Montenegro

Olympia

Katakolon

Epidaurus

Nauplia

Mediterranean Sea

14-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $3,995pp 2018

PORT

MAY 5

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

MAY 6

Arrive ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

MAY 7

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

overnight hotel

Sailing from the Athenian port of Piraeus, Aegean Odyssey then takes you to some of Greece’s most legendary sites – the tomb of Agamemnon at the ancient city of Mycenae or the breathtaking amphitheater at Epidaurus, Olympia, birthplace of the Olympics, and Delphi, the ancient home of the Oracle of Apollo.

MAY 8

ATHENS/PIRAEUS Greece Embark Aegean Odyssey in nearby Piraeus

MAY 9

NAUPLIA Greece (Mycenae or Epidaurus)

7.00am

MAY 10

KATAKOLON Greece (Olympia)

1.00pm

MAY 11

ITEA Greece (Delphi)

7.00am

MAY 12

CORFU Greek Islands

9.00am

Sailing into the glorious Adriatic, you’ll enter the pristine fjord of Kotor Bay and call in at the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, and Split with its great Palace of Diocletian. Finally, our maiden call at the Italian city of Trieste precedes a grand arrival into the “Floating City” of Venice and its treasure-trove of unforgettable sights.

MAY 13

KOTOR BAY Montenegro DUBROVNIK Croatia

Cruising 5.00pm overnight

MAY 14

DUBROVNIK Croatia

MAY 15

SPLIT Croatia

8.00am

7.00pm

MAY 16

TRIESTE Italy

2.00pm

11.00pm

MAY 17

VENICE Italy

8.00am

overnight

MAY 18

VENICE Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Venice Airport for flight home

6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm

7.00pm

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PE

SA

$ VE R 1 , UP ST 2 T AT 0 O E 0 RO

ATHENS & THE ACROPOLIS Your two-night hotel stay in Athens includes a full morning's guided tour of the city's ancient citadel, the Acropolis. Built during the "Golden Age" of Athens between 447-438BC, the Acropolis represents the magnificent achievements of Athenian culture. You will also visit the wonderful Acropolis Museum and have free time to explore the city's other remarkable sites such as the ancient Agora and the National Archaeological Museum. THE BEST OF CLASSICAL GREECE Join Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus and cruise to Nauplia for a choice of tours, either the archaeological site of Mycenae, one of the greatest cities of the highly-developed Mycenaean civilization, or the ancient city of Epidaurus, where the astonishing theater is still in use today. Built into the ground, rather than above it, the theater is known for its fantastic acoustics. The small fishing village of Katakolon is approximately an hour from the mystical site of Ancient Olympia, sacred ground to the people of the Peloponnese Peninsula as early as the 10th century BC. Olympia is most familiar as the site where the first Olympic Games were held in 776BC in honor of Zeus. From here, after tendering in Itea, the ruins of ancient Delphi are on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, where one of the early companions to the Olympics, the Pythian Games, were founded in honor of Apollo in the 6th century BC. Among the archaeological relics at this large site is the temple where Apollo is said to have foretold the future through his Oracle. The capital of Corfu shares the island’s name and has an historic quarter where the Byzantine Museum is located in the

Panaghia Antivouniotissa (Our Lady Opposite the Mountain), a church that was restored by the Greek government and reopened in 1984 as a museum. Or you may journey through the island’s fertile orange and lemon groves to Achilleon Palace, one of the most renowned royal villas in Europe. THE BEAUTY OF DALMATIA After cruising in the stunning fjord of Kotor Bay in Montenegro, Aegean Odyssey arrives in Dubrovnik for an evening of leisure ashore. Lord Byron described Dubrovnik as the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” and sightseeing takes you on a walk around this walled city. Split is home to one of the greatest of all Roman sites, the Palace of Diocletian, or you may like to visit Salona for one of the most important Roman excavations in Croatia, followed by the tiny UNESCO World Heritage island of Trogir, which has a remarkable example of urban continuity starting with the Greeks in 300BC and followed by a litany of other conquerors. ITALIAN TRIESTE & VENICE Aegean Odyssey then makes her maiden call to the Italian port of Trieste, which has enjoyed a remarkable cross-pollination of culture over the centuries due to its western facing location on Italy’s narrow spit of east coast territory. Then comes the chance to see why the famous American art-collector Peggy Guggenheim said that, “to live in Venice or even visit it means you fall in love with the city itself.” After an overnight stay in the city the veracity of this remark will become clear, for there is no better way to end your cruise than with a morning’s sightseeing walk around this magnificent destination.

14 DAYS FROM ATHENS TO VENICE STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

OM

SAVER FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$8,995

$8,395

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

8,395

7,795

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

7,545

6,995

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

7,195

6,695

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,695

6,245

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,395

5,945

G

Premium Outside

5,995

5,595

H

Premium Outside

5,750

5,350

I

Premium Outside

5,450

5,050

J

Standard Outside

5,125

4,775

K

Premium Inside

4,845

4,495

L

Premium Inside

4,550

4,250

M

Standard Inside

4,295

3,995

Theater at Epidaurus

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $4,850. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two days to enjoy the Greek capital, Athens

St Mark’s, Venice

Visit the Temple of Apollo in Delphi and other classical sites in the heart of Greece Cruise through serene Kotor Bay in Montenegro Walk on the walls around ancient Dubrovnik Extended stay in Venice

33 Dubrovnik, Croatia


Venice

CLASSICAL ITALY & THE ADRIATIC

Croatia Ancona Split Italy Adriatic Dubrovnik

Urbino

Rome Sea Pompeii Sorrento Brindisi albania Salerno Sarande Paestum Lecce Corfu Butrint greece

MAY 17, 2018 VENICE TO ROME

A springtime voyage from the canals of Venice to the “Eternal City” of Rome, featuring the incredible landscapes and history of the majestic Adriatic coast.

There’s no better way to contrast the extraordinary riches to be found on the coast of Italy, Sicily and Adriatic Sea than by experiencing the contrasting cultures of two great Italian centers of civilization, Venice and Rome. Along the way, you’ll visit Renaissance cities and ancient palaces, walk the walls of medieval Dubrovnik and explore the architectural treasures of the Roman Empire. After a day at the GraecoRoman theater of Taormina in Sicily, you’ll cruise through the narrow Strait of Messina to Salerno on the beautiful Amalfi Coast, where legend has it that Paestum was founded by Jason of Argonauts fame, before arriving at the most famous archaeological sites in history, Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum. A two-night hotel stay in the Italian capital of Rome then offers a chance to uncover the city’s many treasures, on a host of sightseeing options.

Sicily

Taormina

Mediterranean Sea

16-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $4,695pp 2018

PORT

MAY 17

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

MAY 18

Arrive VENICE Italy Transfer to Aegean Odyssey

MAY 19

VENICE Italy

MAY 20

URBINO Italy (from Ancona)

8.00am

8.00pm

MAY 21

SPLIT Croatia

8.00am

8.00pm

MAY 22

DUBROVNIK Croatia

8.00am

8.00pm

MAY 23

LECCE Italy (from Brindisi)

8.00am

7.00pm

MAY 24

CORFU Greek Islands SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

8.00am 2.00pm

1.00pm 9.00pm

MAY 25

At Sea

MAY 26

TAORMINA Sicily Cruise through the Strait of Messina and past Stromboli

7.00am

4.00pm

MAY 27

SALERNO Italy (Paestum) Cruise Amalfi Coast & Capri SORRENTO Italy

8.00am

2.00pm

MAY 28

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii or Herculaneum)

MAY 29

SORRENTO Italy

MAY 30

ROME Italy Disembark in Civitavecchia and transfer to Rome hotel

MAY 31

ROME Italy

JUN 1

ROME Italy Transfer to Rome Airport for flight home

overnight 7.00pm

8.00pm overnight overnight 4.00pm 7.00am overnight hotel overnight hotel

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34 Explore the ruins of Pompeii or Herculaneum


PE

SA

$ VE R 1 , UP ST 0 T AT 0 O E 0 RO

RENAISSANCE VENICE & URBINO Your cruise begins with an overnight stay in Venice and a guided stroll through the Piazza San Marco, with some free time to enjoy around the Rialto. Alternatively, you may like to take an optional boat ride to two islands of the Venetian Lagoon: Murano of glass-making fame, and Burano with its gaily painted fishermen's houses. Perched on two hills is the walled town of Urbino, which contains some true treasures. Here you will visit the birthplace of Raphael, tour the Palazzo Ducale, Italy's most beautiful Renaissance palace, and view the magnificent Duomo. NATURAL & ANCIENT WONDERS OF THE ADRIATIC Split is home to one of the greatest of all Roman sites, the Palace of Diocletian. There will be a morning tour of this remarkable palace including the Temple of Jupiter and Diocletian’s mausoleum. In the afternoon, there’s an option of visiting Trogir, one of the gems of the Dalmatian coast. Included sightseeing in Dubrovnik then features the magnificent 10th-century city walls, the Baroque Church of St Blaise and the Cathedral. Set in the south-eastern tip of Italy's boot, Lecce is a city of architectural treasures, including the 25,000-seat Roman amphitheater and the stunning Palazzo Tamborino with its seductive secret garden. The legacy of British rule is evident in Corfu Town as you will see during the morning tour. You will also visit the Byzantine Museum housed in the Church of Panagia Antivouniotissa, after which we will sail to the Albanian archaeological site of Butrint, which has been occupied since at least the 8th century BC.

SICILY, PAESTUM & AMALFI After a relaxing day at sea we arrive in Taormina and the island of Sicily. With its mountainous background and spectacular views of Etna, the Graeco-Roman theater is our morning destination, before passing through the Strait of Messina to the 6th-century Greek city of Paestum with three majestic temples at its heart. Alternatively, settle back for a beautiful drive along the legendary Amalfi Coast to Ravello. Leaving Salerno in the afternoon, you’ll then enjoy a coastal cruise to Sorrento, where Aegean Odyssey anchors in the bay for our two-day visit. THE MYSTERIES OF POMPEII The town, some of which dates back to the 6th century BC, was engulfed by lava erupting from Vesuvius in August 79AD. From the casts of the bodies of its inhabitants, to the ancient surgical implements and beautiful frescoes, nowhere else gives us such an insight into the lives of the ancients. Alternatively, you may visit the nearby town of Herculaneum which perished in the same eruption. This is followed the next day with a free morning in Sorrento, with time to take a hydrofoil to the wonderful isle of Capri. ROME – THE ETERNAL CITY Your vacation ends with a two-night hotel stay in Rome, for sightseeing that includes the largest and most famous Roman amphitheater, the Colosseum. You can also visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, with its magnificent frescoes by Michelangelo. You may also like to spend an optional half-day in Tivoli, a small town on the slopes of the Apennines, for a visit to the Villa d'Este that has one of the world’s most beautiful gardens.

16 DAYS FROM VENICE TO ROME STATEROOM CATEGORY

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

FULL FARE

OM

SAVER FARE

$10,250 $9,750

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

9,495

8,995

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

8,645

8,195

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

8,245

7,795

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

7,550

7,150

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

7,250

6,850

G

Premium Outside

6,845

6,495

H

Premium Outside

6,545

6,195

I

Premium Outside

6,195

5,845

J

Standard Outside

5,895

5,545

K

Premium Inside

5,550

5,250

L

Premium Inside

5,295

4,995

M

Standard Inside

4,995

4,695

Corfu’s colorful Old Town

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $5,495. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Overnight on board in Venice Historic Dubrovnik and Split

Temples of Paestum

Cruise through the Messina Strait and past Stromboli Two nights on board in beautiful Sorrento Visit Pompeii or Herculaneum in the shadow of Mt Vesuvius

35 Two days to explore the glories of Rome


Florence Pisa

RENAISSANCE ITALY & HISTORIC ISLANDS

Livorno Lucca corsica Elba italy Ajaccio Bonifacio Rome Palma Mahon

SPAIN Cordoba

MAY 27, 2018 ROME TO SEVILLE

Seville

Jerez

Cadiz

Malaga

Mediterranean Sea

An eighteen-day voyage from the Italian capital through the islands of the western Mediterranean to Moorish Spain and the tip of mainland Europe. This cruise will take you to some of the

18-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $5,150pp

most impressive buildings, monuments and archaeological sites in the world including the Renaissance treasures of Florence, the wonderful cathedral of Palma, Majorca and the Moorish palace and gardens of the Alhambra in Granada. You will also cruise some of the most beautiful coastlines and islands in the Mediterranean.

2018

PORT

MAY 27

Depart USA/Canada

MAY 28

Fly to ROME Italy Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

MAY 29

ROME Italy

overnight hotel

MAY 30

ROME Italy Transfer to Civitavecchia to embark Aegean Odyssey

6.00pm

MAY 31

FLORENCE Italy (from Livorno) 8.00am

overnight

JUN 1

PISA/LUCCA Italy (from Livorno)

Classicism and the Renaissance come together during a two-night hotel stay in the Italian capital of Rome. Then visit Florence and let the birthplace of artistic giants engulf your senses. In Pisa, see the iconic Leaning Tower, and in Lecce, wander through the 25,000-seat Roman amphitheater. Walk in the footsteps of Napoleon on Elba. Cruise to Corsica, Menorca, Majorca, Cadiz, and the historic port of Malaga.

JUN 2

ELBA Italy

JUN 3

Enter the mouth of the Guadalquivir River and sail through the Andalusian countryside into the heart of romantic Seville for a spectacular finale that is small-ship cruising at its best.

Bonifacio, Corsica

DEPART

6.00pm 8.00am

1.00pm

Cruise the Isles Lavezzi and Maddalena Archipelago BONIFACIO Corsica, France

1.00pm

10.00pm

JUN 4

AJACCIO Corsica, France

7.00am

1.00pm

JUN 5

MAHON Menorca, Spain

8.00am

8.00pm

JUN 6

PALMA Majorca, Spain

8.00am

6.00pm

JUN 7

At Sea

JUN 8

MALAGA Spain

8.00am

8.00pm

JUN 9

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

1.00pm

overnight

JUN 10

CADIZ Spain River Cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

JUN 11

SEVILLE Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

JUN 12

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

overnight hotel

JUN 13

SEVILLE Spain Transfer to Seville Airport for flight home

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available post-cruise. See page 79 for details.

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ARRIVE

8.00am 7.00pm

overnight

AEG180530


PE

SA

$ VE R 1 , UP ST 2 T AT 0 O E 0 RO

ROME – THE ETERNAL CITY Your vacation starts with a two-night hotel stay in Rome, where included sightseeing features a choice of the well-preserved archaeological site of Ostia Antica, which rivals Pompeii, or the largest and most famous Roman amphitheater, the Colosseum. There’s also an optional visit to the sumptuous Basilica of St Peter’s in the Vatican, as well as the grounds of Villa d'Este, one of the world’s most beautiful gardens, before it’s time to board Aegean Odyssey. TUSCANY’S RENAISSANCE CITIES The fascinating city of Florence is a place to engulf the senses and stretch your mind at every turn. The birthplace of the Renaissance, many of Italy’s artistic giants left behind an astonishing legacy of art waiting to be discovered here, from the Uffizi and Galleria dell'Accademia to the Ponte Vecchio, or alternatively you may visit the majestic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica di Santa Croce. Enchanting Lucca is situated on the banks of the River Serchio, where the cobbled streets, handsome piazzas and shady promenades make it a perfect destination to explore by foot, as is Pisa, where the city’s most famous symbol, the precarious Leaning Tower, appears before you in the Square of Miracles. ISLANDS OF THE MIDDLE SEA On Elba, the island where Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled, you will see the elaborate villa where he lived, or take an optional tour to Capoliveri to enjoy some local wine. After which cruise the Isles Lavezzi and Maddalena Archipelago en route to Bonifacio and Ajaccio on the island of Corsica, ancestral home of Napoleon, before continuing through what was once known as the Middle Sea

18 DAYS FROM ROME TO SEVILLE STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$10,950 $10,350

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

10,250

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

9,350

8,850

to explore the capital of Menorca, Mahon, and the bustling city of Palma de Mallorca.

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

8,950

8,450

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

7,995

7,545

CRUISING SOUTHERN SPAIN After a day at sea, enjoy a panoramic drive through some of the outstanding sites of Malaga to visit the Picasso Museum, or an optional full day in Granada, where the Alhambra, begun in 1238, was the last capital of the Moors in Spain. Your excursion here includes the Royal Palace and the Generalife with its splendid gardens. Passing through the Strait of Gibraltar, we will then arrive in Cadiz for an overnight stay in a city where there has been a human settlement for over 4,000 years. Highlights here include the 18th-century Baroque cathedral and the splendid Moorish-style Alameda de Apodaca gardens. You may also travel to Jerez de la Frontera, a town famous for the production of sherry where, after a tour of the city, there will be sherrytasting at the Bodega Gonzalez Byass.

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

7,745

7,295

G

Premium Outside

7,350

6,950

H

Premium Outside

6,995

6,595

I

Premium Outside

6,675

6,275

J

Standard Outside

6,350

5,950

K

Premium Inside

5,995

5,645

L

Premium Inside

5,745

5,395

M

Standard Inside

5,450

5,150

Sail into the heart of Seville

RIVER CRUISING TO SEVILLE Aegean Odyssey then sails inland through the Andalusian countryside along the Guadalquivir River to dock in the heart of Seville. Here you will visit the Royal Palace Alcazar, the oldest residence of Spanish royalty that is still in use today. The building amalgamates influences from the Arabic period and the late Middle Ages, through to the Renaissance, Baroque and the nineteenth century. In Cordoba, one of the world’s great destinations, you’ll also visit one of the wonders of the medieval world, the Great Mosque.

OM

9,650

Beautiful Mahon, Menorca

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $5,895. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two-night hotel stay in Rome Renaissance Italy

Entrance to the Uffizi and Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence Visits to the romantic islands of the Mediterranean Enjoy river cruising through the Andalusian countryside from Cadiz to Seville A full day excursion to Cordoba

37 Napoleon’s Portoferraio, Elba


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Cruise the dramatic Norwegian Fjords


HEADING NORTH FOR SUMMER

NORWAY BRITAIN IRELAND &

NEW FOR 2018

INAUGURAL VOYAGE TO NORWAY AND THE FJORDS PLUS CRUISES AROUND GREAT BRITAIN & ICELAND

SAVE UP TO

$1,400

PER STATEROOM

ICELAND

SAILING FROM THE SOUTH OF SPAIN TO THE NATURAL WONDERS OF ICELAND, OUR SUMMER VOYAGES WILL ALSO TAKE YOU TO THE GREAT RIVERS OF AND

FRANCE, THE STUNNING SCENERY OF THE ISLES OF SCILLY

NORTH WALES, THE IRISH CAPITAL AND FJORDS OF NORWAY,

THE FAROES PLUS THE ISLANDS AND CASTLES OF SCOTLAND.

WITH SIGHTSEEING EXCURSIONS INCLUDED AT VIRTUALLY ALL PORTS OF CALL, PLUS EXTENDED STAYS IN SELECTED PORTS, YOU’LL ENJOY TIME ASHORE AND HAVE MORE TIME TO TAKE IN ALL THE SIGHTS.

SIX FASCINATING SUMMER SAILINGS JUNE 8 SEVILLE TO LONDON p40-41 Two days in Seville begin this 18-day voyage to Portugal’s historic cities, France’s wine country and England JUNE 20 THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS Our exciting 18-day inaugural voyage to Norway’s historic cities and magnificent fjords

p42-43

JULY 4 ICELAND, FAROES & SHETLANDS A 19-day voyage to the edge of the Arctic Circle and the amazing natural wonders of Iceland

p44-45

JULY 19 THE BRITISH ISLES Circumnavigate the British Isles and call in on the Irish capital on an exciting 18-day voyage

p46-47

AUGUST 2 ICELAND, FAROES & SHETLANDS p48-49 Combine a voyage to the highlights of Iceland with visits to the remote islands of the Faroes, Shetlands and Orkneys AUGUST 17 LONDON TO LISBON Cruise south to Portugal’s historic cities via France’s great rivers – the Seine, Loire and Gironde

book early & save

p50-51

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England London Dartmouth Falmouth

EUROPEAN CONNOISSEUR

JUNE 8, 2018 SEVILLE TO LONDON

Sail from Seville along the Guadalquivir River and into the Atlantic on a voyage to Portugal’s historic cities, France’s Bordeaux wine region and England’s West Country. From the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and the immense statue of Christ the King in Lisbon to the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela, this voyage highlights the central role played by Christianity in the history of Europe. Along the way, Aegean Odyssey will take you to some of the most stunning scenery including cruising the Guadalquivir River from Seville to the Atlantic and sailing up the Gironde River to Bordeaux. The beautiful Cornish coast of England provides a unique contrast to these southern shores, as the futuristic biomes of the world-famous Eden Project simulate global climes to create a miraculous botanical wonder. There’s also plenty of history to explore, including the forgotten Heroes of D-Day or the Medieval town of Totnes and Buckfast Abbey. Then back to France and the picturesque port of Honfleur before our final destination, England’s majestic capital – London.

Honfleur France

Atlantic Ocean

Bordeaux

Santiago de Compostela

Vigo Portugal Oporto SPAIN Lisbon

Cordoba

Seville

18-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $5,250pp 2018

PORT

JUN 8

Depart USA/Canada

JUN 9

Arrive SEVILLE Spain Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

JUN 10

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

overnight hotel

JUN 11

SEVILLE Spain Embark Aegean Odyssey River cruising along the Guadalquivir River

JUN 12

At Sea

JUN 13

LISBON Portugal

7.00am

6.00pm

JUN 14

OPORTO Portugal

1.00pm

8.00pm

JUN 15

VIGO Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

6.00am

JUN 16

At Sea

JUN 17

River cruising along the Gironde River BORDEAUX France 2.00pm overnight

Plaza de Espana, Seville

DEPART

6.00pm

8.00pm

JUN 18

BORDEAUX France

JUN 19

At Sea

JUN 20

FALMOUTH England (Eden Project)

8.30am

JUN 21

DARTMOUTH England

7.00am

5.00pm

JUN 22

HONFLEUR France

8.00am

noon

JUN 23

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury and transfer to hotel

7.00am

JUN 24

LONDON England

JUN 25

LONDON England Transfer to London Airport for flight home

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available pre-cruise. See page 79 for details.

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7.00pm

11.00pm

overnight hotel overnight hotel

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CORDOBA, SEVILLE AND RIVER CRUISING During your two-night stay in Seville, you will visit the Royal Palace Alcazar, the oldest residence of Spanish royalty that is still in use today and a building that amalgamates influences starting from the Arabic period, the late Middle Ages right through to the Renaissance, Baroque and nineteenth century. The Cathedral of Seville is the third largest in Europe and its Gothic interior houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus – well worth a visit in your free time. Enjoy a full day sightseeing of Cordoba, which contains one of the wonders of the medieval world, the Great Mosque. Then set sail from Seville along the Guadalquivir River to the Atlantic Ocean. IBERIA: IDYLLIC SCENERY AND CAPTIVATING CITIES There has been a settlement on the site of Lisbon since Neolithic times and the city has played a central role in European history since Roman times. This rich past will become evident as your tour of the city includes Alfama – the oldest quarter, the monumental statue of Christ the King and the monastery of Jeronimos. In Oporto, you can visit a wine estate to sample that most famous of fortified wines, port, or join a tour of this charming city. It is believed by the faithful that St James the Apostle preached in Galicia and that, after his death in the Holy Land, his body was brought back to Santiago de Compostela. A church was built over his remains in the 11th century and ever since this has been a place of pilgrimage. Your tour of the magnificent Cathedral includes the crypt where St James is believed to be buried, the museum and medieval town.

A TASTE OF FRANCE AND ENGLAND’S WEST COUNTRY Aegean Odyssey cruises up the River Gironde to berth in the heart of Bordeaux, described as having the most beautiful streets in France thanks to the magnificent 18th-century architecture. You will visit the highlights of the city including the Palais Rohan and the 13th-century Cathedral of St Andrew before venturing out of the city to a prestigious wine estate for a tasting. The West Country of England is a charming place, steeped in history from the founding of the Royal Navy to the D-Day landings. From Falmouth, drive through the lush green countryside to the world’s largest global garden, the breathtaking Eden Project, housed in a glass dome large enough to enclose the Tower of London, or visit St Michael’s Mount where the castle is based on Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy. Along the coast is Dartmouth, home to Britannia Royal Naval College. You will also have the opportunity to visit Slapton Sands, site of an unfortunate episode in the D-Day preparations, or visit a Medieval town and travel to nearby Buckfast Abbey. HONFLEUR, NORMANDY & LONDON The history of Honfleur has always been tightly bound with the sea. Today this picturesque port offers visitors a unique heritage which can best be glimpsed by a leisurely guided tour along its narrow streets lined by timber-framed houses. One of Honfleur’s major sites is St Catherine’s Church, which dates from the 15th century and has the distinction of being France’s largest timber-built church. The next day brings us to Royal London and our grand finale of a two-night hotel stay with included sightseeing and time to explore, shop, or visit the theater.

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18 DAYS FROM SEVILLE TO LONDON STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$10,995 $10,395

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

10,295

9,695

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

9,450

8,950

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

8,995

8,495

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

8,145

7,695

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

7,895

7,450

G

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7,495

7,095

H

Premium Outside

7,150

6,750

I

Premium Outside

6,795

6,395

J

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6,495

6,095

K

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6,145

5,795

L

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5,895

5,545

M

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5,550

5,250

A taste of Bordeaux

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $5,995. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: River cruising down the Guadalquivir River The Great Mosque, Cordoba

A taste of Portugal in Oporto A pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela Cruise upriver into Bordeaux and France’s wine country England’s West Country and Royal London

41 Colorful Oporto


Olden

THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS

maiden voyage

JUNE 20, 2018 LONDON BACK TO LONDON

scotland Rosyth Edinburgh

Join our inaugural summer voyage to the spectacular fjords and rivers, incredible landscapes and Scandinavian history of Norway. The reason why so many people put Norway at the top of their travel list is simple: it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Timed to coincide with the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere, you’ll begin with two nights in London, then cross the North Sea from Scotland and enter one of the largest fjords in the world, Hardangerfjord. Explore the spectacular landscapes surrounding the village of Geiranger and the port of Olden. With its whitewashed timber cottages climbing up the hillside and stunning setting, Bergen is one of the world's most beautiful cities. Then in Flam, enjoy a ride on the scenic railway and a cruise on the Sognefjord, the largest and best-known fjord in the country. With shore excursions in the cities of Stavanger and Kristiansand offering more opportunities for discovery, this Norwegian odyssey continues in the nation’s capital of Oslo, recently voted one of the best places to live in Europe.

England

Geiranger

Flam Bergen Ulvik norway Oslo Stavanger Kristiansand

North Sea Amsterdam

London

holland

18-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $5,695pp 2018

PORT

JUN 20

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

JUN 21

Arrive LONDON England Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

JUN 22

LONDON England

overnight hotel

JUN 23

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

JUN 24

At Sea

JUN 25

ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

JUN 26

At Sea

JUN 27

ULVIK/EIDFJORD Norway (Cruise Hardangerfjord)

JUN 28

Fjord cruising OLDEN Norway

2.00pm

8.00pm

JUN 29

HELLESYLT Norway GEIRANGER Norway

8.00am noon

10.00am 6.00pm

JUN 30

BERGEN Norway

1.00pm

7.00pm

JUL 1

FLAM Norway Flam Railway excursion and cruising Sognefjord

8.00am

JUL 2

STAVANGER Norway

2.00pm

7.00pm

JUL 3

KRISTIANSAND Norway

8.00am

2.00pm

JUL 4

OSLO Norway

7.00am

4.00pm

JUL 5

At Sea

JUL 6

AMSTERDAM Holland (Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum)

7.00am

JUL 7

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury and transfer to London Airport for flight home

6.00am

6.00pm

8.00am 7.00pm 8.00am 7.00pm

6.00pm

2.00pm

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ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH CAPITALS London is without doubt the most vibrant and exciting city in the world today. As well as enjoying an expertly guided sightseeing tour of London, there will be time for you to visit your favorite sites: from the treasures of the British Museum to the Tower of London. You’ll sail to Rosyth, where the morning will be spent touring Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, including the Royal Mile and the famous Palace of Holyroodhouse, the residence of The Queen when she visits Scotland. NORWAY: LAND OF FJORDS & FORESTS The mighty Hardangerfjord cuts a steepsided rocky path over 100 miles from the Atlantic into Norway's mountainous interior. Cruise this magnificent natural waterway to the picturesque port of Ulvik. From here explore one of Norway's most breathtaking regions including the impressive 980-feet deep Osafjord and lush steep-sided valleys. Eidfjord is one of the most beautifully sited towns in this part of Norway, dwarfed by sheer mountains and cascading waterfalls. It is also home to the impressive Voringsfossen waterfall that plunges nearly 700 feet down the mountainside and is widely considered to be one of the Norway's natural gems. FROM BERGEN TO KRISTIANSAND Surrounded by seven hills and seven fjords, Bergen is a beguiling city. Flourishing by the early Middle Ages, its heritage can still be glimpsed in its beautifully preserved wooden houses of the Bryggen district. Here, a funicular will take you to the top of Mount Floyen for stunning views over the city. Other landmarks include Hakon's Hall, the Rosenkrantz Tower and the Mariakirken, Bergen’s oldest building. Tucked away at the far end of Aurlandsfjord

is the tiny village of Flam, best known for its railway. The route may run for just 12 miles, but it is perhaps the most dramatic train journey in Europe and is a masterpiece of engineering, climbing to 2,845ft above sea level alongside the Sognefjord, which you will also cruise aboard Aegean Odyssey. Stavanger has a network of islands connected by quaint bridges and an historic quarter full of wooden houses as well as a medieval cathedral. The architecture of Kristiansand’s traditional Kvadraturen Quarter is also diverse and striking. During your time here, you will see the 17thcentury Christiansholm Fortress, the 11th-century Oddernes Church and the open-air Vest-Agder Museum, featuring over forty pre-20th century buildings. CITIES OF CULTURE: OSLO AND AMSTERDAM Your journey ends with visits to two of Europe's most charming, sophisticated and cosmopolitan cities. Surrounded by stunning countryside, Norway's capital Oslo is also a city of culture and history. Among the sights are the medieval Akershus Castle, the Bygdoy district with its fascinating Viking and Kon-Tiki Mueums, and the National Gallery, which houses many masterpieces including a version of Munch’s ‘The Scream.’ Arriving in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, you have a fantastic choice of tours that encompass moving history and the world's greatest artistic masterpieces. The Anne Frank Museum takes you inside the places where the young girl hid from the Nazis before being discovered. Alternatively, you may like to visit the Van Gogh Museum that houses the greatest selection of the master's works or visit the national Rijksmuseum, which has masterpieces by Vermeer, Rembrandt and Frans Hals.

18 DAYS FROM LONDON TO LONDON STATEROOM CATEGORY

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

FULL FARE

OM

SAVER FARE

$12,550

$11,950

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

11,595

10,995

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

10,495

9,945

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

9,995

9,495

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

9,195

8,745

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

8,845

8,395

G

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8,350

7,950

H

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7,950

7,550

I

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7,495

7,095

J

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7,095

6,695

K

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6,695

6,345

L

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6,345

5,995

M

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5,995

5,695

A day in Amsterdam

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $6,850. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Stave Church, Borgund

Our maiden cruise to Norway Two-night hotel stay in London Stunning fjord cruising Take a scenic railway ride through the mountains from Flam Explore the Norwegian capital of Oslo Amsterdam: city of canals

43 Bergen’s wooden waterfront


Isafjordur AkureyriHusavik iceland Reykjavik Heimaey

ICELAND, FAROES & SHETLANDS

faroe islands Torshavn

JULY 4, 2018 LONDON BACK TO LONDON

shetland islands Lerwick Scrabster

Sail via the Shetland Islands to the edge of the Arctic Circle and the amazing natural wonders of Iceland, plus the remote Faroe Islands.

It is difficult to describe the dramatic and unique landscape of Iceland without resorting to clichés: this is the land of gushing geysers, rumbling volcanoes and creeping glaciers. The small volcanic island of Heimaey in the remote Westmann archipelago is your first Icelandic port of call, and it is then on to the island’s cosmopolitan capital, Reykjavik. From here you will visit the dramatic landscapes of Thingvellir National Park. You’ll sail to the port of Isafjordur on the edge of the Arctic Circle and to Akureyri with its magnificent green pastures, waterfalls, whale-filled bays and home to the geothermal Myvatn Nature Baths. Finally, a call at Husavik, a charming harbor surrounded by snow-covered mountains, which is full of colorful houses. On this trip you will also visit Scottish castles, Viking settlements in the Faroe Islands, the remote Shetland Islands, and sail into the Thames River to disembark at Tower Bridge.

Atlantic Ocean

scotland Rosyth Edinburgh

England London

19-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $5,995pp 2018

PORT

JUL 4

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

JUL 5

Arrive LONDON England Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

JUL 6

LONDON England

overnight hotel

JUL 7

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

JUL 8/9

At Sea

JUL 10

LERWICK Shetland Islands, Scotland

JUL 11

At Sea

JUL 12

HEIMAEY Iceland

2.00pm

7.00pm

JUL 13

REYKJAVIK Iceland

9.00am

5.00pm

JUL 14

ISAFJORDUR Iceland

10.00am

5.00pm

JUL 15

AKUREYRI Iceland

9.00am

8.00pm

JUL 16

HUSAVIK Iceland

7.00am

6.00pm

JUL 17

At Sea

JUL 18

TORSHAVN Faroe Islands

8.00am

1.00pm

JUL 19

SCRABSTER Scotland (Castle of Mey)

9.00am

JUL 20

ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

8.00am

JUL 21

At Sea

JUL 22

LONDON England 8.30am Disembark Aegean Odyssey at Tower Bridge and transfer to London Airport for flight home

7.00pm

8.00am 1.00pm

1.00pm 1.00pm

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THE REMOTE SHETLAND ISLANDS After enjoying a two-night hotel stay in London, Aegean Odyssey heads north for Scotland. With two days at sea there’s time to get to know the ship, and take in a lecture or two, before arriving in Lerwick, the capital of the Shetlands. As well as seeing the famous free roaming ponies, here you will have the opportunity to visit the remarkable archaeological site of Jarlshof, tour Scotland’s most northerly town, or visit Lerwick Castle. ICELAND: LAND OF MYTHS AND LEGENDS The tiny island of Heimaey – it is only four miles long – is your first port of call in Iceland. Heimaey was devastated by the eruption of the Eldfell volcano in 1973, which destroyed over 400 buildings and deposited 200 million tons of ash and lava on the landscape. This catastrophic event is commemorated in the captivating museum, Eldheimar, meaning “worlds of fire,” which opened in 2014. Then on to Iceland’s vibrant capital Reykjavik and a journey along the famous “Golden Route.” This takes in the tumultuous Gullfoss waterfall and the other worldly landscapes of the Thingvellir National Park, which is also home to the site of the ancient Icelandic parliament established by the Vikings in AD930. Thingvellir is Iceland’s most important historical site and an area of outstanding natural beauty. After calling at the remote town of Isafjordur on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Aegean Odyssey sails to Akureyri on the north coast under snowcapped peaks at the head of Iceland’s longest fjord. Here signs of the earth’s power – glaciers, volcanoes, lava fields and stacks of basalt – are everywhere. You can also watch Iceland’s marvelous birdlife on Lake Myvatn or relax in the

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19 DAYS FROM LONDON TO LONDON STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$13,450 $12,750

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

12,395

11,795

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

11,195

10,645

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

10,650

10,150

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

9,750

9,250

Myvatn hot springs

warm waters of Myvatn Nature Baths. Myvatn, with its bubbling mud pools, extraordinary lava formations and volcanic craters, is Iceland as you have always imagined it. Next, Iceland’s wildlife takes center stage as Aegean Odyssey continues to the pretty fishing town of Husavik, the island’s whale-watching center. THE FAROES & SCRABSTER Setting course south, we call in at the small but charming capital of the Faroe Islands, Torshavn. Torshavn means ‘Thor's Harbor,’ named after the god of thunder and lightning in Norse mythology. Founded in the 10th century, it is considered to be one of the oldest capitals in Northern Europe. Reaching Scotland, from the port of Scrabster journey to the Castle of Mey, where the Queen’s Mother fell for the isolated charms of what was then Barrogill Castle. Alternatively, learn more about the highland clearances in Bettyhill, or visit John o’Groats, the most northerly inhabited settlement on mainland Britain. SCOTLAND’S CAPITAL, EDINBURGH Arrive at the port of Rosyth in the early morning and, after breakfast, head for Edinburgh to tour Scotland’s capital, including the Royal Mile and the famous Palace of Holyroodhouse, the residence of The Queen when she visits Scotland. Alternatively, head to Stirling Castle and enter the world of Scotland’s Renaissance Kings and Queens.

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

9,395

8,895

G

Premium Outside

8,850

8,450

H

Premium Outside

8,395

7,995

I

Premium Outside

7,950

7,550

J

Standard Outside

7,495

7,095

K

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6,995

6,645

L

Premium Inside

6,650

6,300

M

Standard Inside

6,295

5,995

Reykjavik, Iceland

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $7,195. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two-night hotel stay in London

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Circumnavigate Iceland including five ports of call Exciting Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital Call in on the remote Shetland and Faroe Islands Sail along the Thames and disembark at Tower Bridge

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Scrabster Castle of Mey

scotland

Portree

THE BRITISH ISLES

Oban

Inveraray Castle

JULY 19, 2018 LONDON BACK TO LONDON

Port of Tyne

From London’s iconic landmarks and the castles of Scotland to the Isles of Scilly, circumnavigate the British Isles and Atlantic Ireland on this fascinating summer cruise. Ocean

Escaping the summer heat of southern seas,

Edinburgh

Holyhead York

Dublin

ireland

Hull

WALES England London

Eden Project

Tresco Isles of scilly

Falmouth Guernsey channel islands

18-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $5,695pp

Aegean Odyssey departs Tower Bridge on its first-ever circumnavigation of the British Isles. Our first port of call is St Peter Port in Guernsey before sailing back to the British mainland and the charming Cornish port of Falmouth. From here you will travel to a truly unique place: the Eden Project, the largest greenhouses in the world.

2018

PORT

JUL 19

Depart USA/Canada

JUL 20

Arrive LONDON England Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

JUL 21

LONDON England

overnight hotel

JUL 22

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey at Tower Bridge

JUL 23

At Sea

JUL 24

GUERNSEY Channel Islands

8.00am

JUL 25

FALMOUTH England (Eden Project)

8.00am

Tresco in the Isles of Scilly takes us to Holyhead on Anglesey from where you can explore the rugged Celtic coastline. Next is Ireland, and with a thousand-year history, a remarkable literary legacy and a love of a good time, Dublin is a place that never disappoints.

JUL 26

TRESCO Isles of Scilly

7.00am

JUL 27

HOLYHEAD Wales (Caernarfon Castle)

1.00pm

JUL 28

DUBLIN Ireland

7.00am

JUL 29

OBAN Scotland (Inveraray Castle)

1.00pm

JUL 30

PORTREE Isle of Skye, Scotland

8.00am

The ship then sails to Scotland where you will see historic castles, dramatic scenery and spend time in its wonderful capital, Edinburgh. Heading south again, visit Hadrian's Wall, the northernmost border of the Roman Empire and the city of York renowned for its Viking past.

JUL 31

SCRABSTER Scotland (Castle of Mey)

8.00am

AUG 1

EDINBURGH Scotland

9.00am

AUG 2

PORT OF TYNE England (Hadrian’s Wall)

7.00am

AUG 3

HULL England (York)

8.00am

AUG 4

At Sea

AUG 5

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury and transfer to London Airport for flight home

ARRIVE

DEPART

9.00pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 6.00pm 8.00pm 6.00pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 1.00pm 7.00pm 6.00pm 8.00pm

7.00am

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FROM LONDON TO THE CHANNEL ISLANDS AND ISLES OF SCILLY After a two-night hotel stay with included sightseeing in the British capital, you’ll board Aegean Odyssey at London’s iconic Tower Bridge. First port of call is St Peter Port in the capital of Guernsey and here your tour will include the stunning Candie Gardens and Castle Cornet, the impressive 13th-century fortress that guards the entrance to the harbor. Then sail to the picturesque Cornish port of Falmouth for one of the wonders of the modern world, the Eden Project. Located off the coast of Cornwall, Tresco is the second largest of the Isles of Scilly. You will spend the morning at the world-famous Abbey Gardens which hosts a spectacular collection of more than 20,000 exotic plants from all corners of the world. Holyhead in Wales is a region with a rich history of Viking, Celtic and Medieval settlers. A half-day tour here begins at the western point of the Isle of Anglesey before continuing to the town with the longest name in the world – Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Alternatively, visit Caernarfon Castle, where the British sovereign’s eldest son is customarily invested as Prince of Wales. DUBLIN AND SCOTLAND A day in Ireland’s capital, Dublin, encompasses all the great sites of this fascinating and fun city, including Trinity College and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Or you may visit Malahide Castle, along with the quaint 16th-century Abbey Tavern. There’s also an optional drive through beautiful Country Wicklow. Sailing north overnight, Aegean Odyssey reaches Scotland and Inveraray Castle,

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18 DAYS FROM LONDON TO LONDON STATEROOM CATEGORY

Sail from Tower Bridge, London

which has been the family seat of the Duke of Argyll since the 17th century. Alternatively, a scenic drive will take you to Loch Awe for majestic Glencoe, site of the infamous 1692 massacre. The colorful harbor of Portree in Skye has a name meaning “Port of the King” – an epithet it was given following a visit by James V in 1540. From here you may visit some of the most delightful and spectacular island countryside in the northern kingdom. There’s also the further choices of Dunvegan Castle and the Cuillins, or a trip to the rocky outcrop known as the Old Man of Storr. THE CASTLE OF MEY, EDINBURGH AND VIKING ENGLAND From the port of Scrabster journey to the Castle of Mey, where her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother fell for the isolated charms of what was then Barrogill Castle in 1952 and decided to save it from abandonment. Alternatively, visit the small coastal village of John o’Groats, the most northerly inhabited settlement on mainland Britain. The Scottish capital of Edinburgh is dramatically situated on and around remnants of an extinct volcano, where its castle still guards Scotland’s crown jewels and the centuries-old Stone of Destiny. Your tour includes the Palace of Holyroodhouse, or there’s an optional visit to St Andrews, home of the world’s oldest golf club. Leaving Caledonia behind, in Tyne there is a visit to Hadrian's Wall before the Viking heritage of ancient York.

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$12,550

$11,950

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

11,595

10,995

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

10,495

9,945

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

9,995

9,495

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

9,195

8,745

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

8,845

8,395

G

Premium Outside

8,350

7,950

H

Premium Outside

7,950

7,550

I

Premium Outside

7,495

7,095

J

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7,095

6,695

K

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6,695

6,345

L

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6,345

5,995

M

Standard Inside

5,995

5,695

Inveraray Castle,

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $6,850. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two-night hotel stay in London

Visit Dublin’s fair city

Circumnavigate the British Isles including Dublin Scotland’s scenic coastline and castles Visit Hadrian’s Wall The Viking heritage of Jorvik York

47 St Petersport, Guernsey

Neptune’s Steps, Abbey Gardens, Tresco


Isafjordur AkureyriHusavik iceland Reykjavik Heimaey

ICELAND, FAROES & SHETLANDS

AUGUST 2, 2018 LONDON BACK TO LONDON

Atlantic Ocean

Sail from London to the edge of the Arctic Circle and the amazing natural wonders of Iceland, plus see the Shetland, Faroe and Orkney Islands.

The second of our two summer cruises to the Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland is a country of extremes, where Reykjavik is the world's most northern capital, yet it seldom grows colder than New York in the winter. The small volcanic island of Heimaey in the remote Westmann archipelago is your first port of call, then it’s on to the island’s cosmopolitan capital. From here you will visit the dramatic landscapes of Thingvellir National Park. Sail to Isafjordur on the edge of the Arctic Circle and call at Akureyri with its magnificent green pastures, waterfalls and whale-filled bays and home to the geothermal Myvatn Nature Baths. Finally, call at Husavik, a charming harbor surrounded by snow-covered mountains, which is full of colorful houses. On this trip, you will also visit Viking settlements in the Faroe Islands, the English and Scottish capitals, and the remote Orkney and Shetland Islands.

faroe islands shetland Torshavn islands orkney Lerwick islands Kirkwall scotland Newhaven Edinburgh

England London

19-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $5,995pp 2018

PORT

AUG 2

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

AUG 3

Arrive LONDON England Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

AUG 4

LONDON England

overnight hotel

AUG 5

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

AUG 6/7

At Sea

AUG 8

LERWICK Shetland Islands, Scotland

AUG 9

At Sea

AUG 10

HEIMAEY Iceland

2.00pm

7.00pm

AUG 11

REYKJAVIK Iceland

9.00am

5.00pm

AUG 12

ISAFJORDUR Iceland

10.00am

5.00pm

AUG 13

AKUREYRI Iceland

9.00am

8.00pm

AUG 14

HUSAVIK Iceland

7.00am

6.00pm

AUG 15

At Sea

AUG 16

TORSHAVN Faroe Islands

8.00am

1.00pm

AUG 17

KIRKWALL Orkney Islands, Scotland (Skara Brae)

9.00am

AUG 18

NEWHAVEN Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

8.00am

AUG 19

At Sea

AUG 20

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury and transfer to London Airport for flight home

7.00pm 8.00am 1.00pm

1.00pm

1.00pm 7.00am

AEG180805

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THE REMOTE SHETLAND ISLANDS After enjoying a two-night hotel stay in London, Aegean Odyssey heads north for Scotland. With two days at sea there’s time to get to know the ship, and take in a lecture or two, before arriving in Lerwick, the capital of the Shetlands. As well as seeing the famous free roaming ponies, here you will have the opportunity to visit the remarkable archaeological site of Jarlshof, tour Scotland’s most northerly town, or visit Lerwick Castle. ICELAND: LAND OF MYTHS AND LEGENDS The tiny island of Heimaey – it is only four miles long – is your first port of call in Iceland. Heimaey was devastated by the eruption of the Eldfell volcano in 1973, which destroyed over 400 buildings and deposited 200 million tons of ash and lava on the landscape. This catastrophic event is commemorated in the captivating museum, Eldheimar, meaning “worlds of fire,” which opened in 2014. Then on to Iceland’s vibrant capital Reykjavik and a journey along the famous “Golden Route.” This takes in the tumultuous Gullfoss waterfall and the other worldly landscapes of the Thingvellir National Park, which is also home to the site of the ancient Icelandic parliament established by the Vikings in AD930. Thingvellir is Iceland’s most important historical site and an area of outstanding natural beauty. After calling at the remote town of Isafjordur on the edge of the Arctic

Outstanding wildlife

Circle, Aegean Odyssey sails to Akureyri on the north coast under snowcapped peaks at the head of Iceland’s longest fjord. Here signs of the earth’s power – glaciers, volcanoes, lava fields and stacks of basalt – are everywhere. You can also watch Iceland’s marvelous bird life on Lake Myvatn or relax in the warm waters of Myvatn Nature Baths. Myvatn, with its bubbling mud pools, extraordinary lava formations and volcanic craters, is Iceland as you have always imagined it. Next, Iceland’s wildlife takes center stage as Aegean Odyssey continues to the pretty fishing town of Husavik, the island’s whale-watching center. THE FAROES AND ORKNEY ISLANDS Setting course south, we call in at the small but charming capital of the Faroe Islands, Torshavn. Torshavn means ‘Thor's Harbor,’ named after the god of thunder and lightning in Norse mythology. Founded in the 10th century, it is considered to be one of the oldest capitals in Northern Europe. Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands, is close to many fascinating Stone Age sites. As well as visiting the Neolithic village of Skara Brae and the ancient Ring of Brodgar, you will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful, hand-painted Italian Chapel of the South Isles, or try a wee dram of Orkney’s highly acclaimed 12-year-old malt whisky at the world’s most northerly whisky distillery. EDINBURGH Arrive early morning at Newhaven, and after breakfast, head for Edinburgh to tour Scotland’s capital, including the Royal Mile and the famous Palace of Holyroodhouse, the residence to The Queen when she visits Scotland. Alternatively, head to Stirling Castle and enter the world of Scotland’s Renaissance Kings and Queens.

OM

19 DAYS FROM LONDON TO LONDON STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$13,450 $12,750

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

12,395

11,795

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

11,195

10,645

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

10,650

10,150

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

9,750

9,250

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

9,395

8,895

G

Premium Outside

8,850

8,450

H

Premium Outside

8,395

7,995

I

Premium Outside

7,950

7,550

J

Standard Outside

7,495

7,095

K

Premium Inside

6,995

6,645

L

Premium Inside

6,650

6,300

M

Standard Inside

6,295

5,995

Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $7,195. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two-night hotel stay in London

Skara Brae, Orkney Islands

Tour the Golden Circle of Iceland Exciting Reykjavik The hot springs of Myvatn Whale watching in Husavik Neolithic ruins at Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands

49 Husavik, Iceland


England London

THE THREE RIVERS

ocean & river cruising

(TROIS-RIVIÈRES DE FRANCE)

Honfleur Rouen Paris

AUGUST 17, 2018 LONDON TO LISBON

Combine ocean and river cruising and enjoy the summer sun as you sail south from England to France’s chateaux and vineyards and Portugal’s historic cities.

One of the many highlights of this new cruise to the great rivers of France is a journey along that most romantic of waterways, the Seine. Aegean Odyssey sails downriver to Rouen, the capital of Normandy and home to the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral that so captivated Monet. From here you can venture further to visit the sites of Paris or the palaces and gardens at Versailles. After a two-night hotel stay in London, sail to historic Honfleur and on through the French countryside of the Loire to visit the region's majestic chateaux. The final river cruise along the Gironde takes you to Bordeaux to learn about the art of winemaking and taste some of the great vintages. Visit San Sebastian in Spain and take a trip to the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela. Then call at two of Portugal's most fascinating cities, Oporto and the capital Lisbon. Here a two-night hotel stay gives you the opportunity to fully experience this captivating destination and the idyllic scenery surrounding it.

Atlantic Ocean

Nantes

Chateaux Country

France Bordeaux San Sebastian La Coruna

Santiago de Compostela

SPAIN Oporto Portugal Lisbon

18-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $4,995pp 2018

PORT

AUG 17

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

AUG 18

Arrive LONDON England Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

AUG 19

LONDON England

overnight hotel

AUG 20

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury 4.00pm

AUG 21

River cruising along the Seine ROUEN France

AUG 22

ROUEN France (Paris)

AUG 23

HONFLEUR France

AUG 24

At Sea

AUG 25

10.00pm overnight midnight 8.00am

1.00pm

River cruising along the Loire NANTES France (Chateaux Country)

6.00am

7.00pm

AUG 26

River cruising along the Gironde BORDEAUX France

9.00pm overnight

AUG 27

BORDEAUX France (Vineyards and wine tasting)

AUG 28

SAN SEBASTIAN Spain

AUG 29

At Sea

AUG 30

LA CORUNA Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

7.00am

AUG 31

OPORTO Portugal

1.00pm

SEP 1

LISBON Portugal Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel

10.00am

SEP 2

LISBON Portugal

SEP 3

LISBON Portugal Transfer to Lisbon Airport for flight home

7.30pm 1.00pm

6.00pm

6.00pm 6.00pm

overnight hotel overnight hotel

AEG180820

50 France’s chateaux country


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HISTORIC LONDON Your cruise vacation begins with a scenic guided tour of London. This will take in all the major historical and noted sites: from Westminster Abbey and Big Ben to Buckingham Palace. There is plenty of free time for you to visit your favorite site or simply head for the shops. ROUEN, PARIS & HONFLEUR After boarding Aegean Odyssey at the port of Tilbury in London, you will cross the English Channel for the first of this voyage’s three great river cruises, entering the Seine estuary to sail inland to Rouen, the capital of the Normandy region. Here you will have the choice of a day trip to Paris, where the many sights include the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and of course, the Eiffel Tower, or you may spend the day at the Palace of Versailles, one of the largest and most ostentatious Royal residences in the world, with gardens covering some 230 acres and a French Baroque style that is a crowning achievement of 17th-century art. Returning to the mouth of the Seine, arrive in Honfleur for a leisurely guided tour through this picturesque port, including the Church of St Catherine which dates from the 15th century. FAIRYTALE CHATEAUX AND A TASTE OF FRANCE Entering the next of our rivers, the Loire, enjoy a day in the spectacular Chateaux Country. Once the favored destination of the French royal family, this region boasts medieval fortresses, elaborate chateaux, Renaissance residences and impressive cathedrals. The Loire also produces some of the world’s greatest wines including Sancerre and Muscadet. Aegean Odyssey then cruises through glorious French countryside along the River

18 DAYS FROM LONDON TO LISBON STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

OM

SAVER FARE

Inland sailing on France’s great rivers

Gironde to berth in Bordeaux, where the magnificent 18th-century architecture has led many people to describe the city as having the most beautiful streets in France. You’ll also venture out into the countryside to one of region’s most prestigious wine estates for a tour of the cellars and a tasting. Just over the Pyrenes, the coastal city of San Sebastian is a lively town with a beautiful waterfront and beaches. SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA It is believed by the faithful that Santiago Apostol (St James the Apostle) preached in Galicia and that, after his death in the Holy Land, his body was brought to Spain, where a church was built over his remains in the 11th century. Today the cathedral is the final destination for thousands of Christian pilgrims who walk the “Way of St James,” as you will see on your tour of this magnificent building, including the crypt where St James is believed to be buried. PORTUGAL: IDYLLIC SCENERY AND CAPTIVATING CITIES In Oporto, visit a wine estate to sample that most famous of fortified wines, or join a tour of this charming city which includes a visit to Porto Cathedral. Heading to Lisbon, you will arrive at the historical Belem Quarter, a pleasant riverside area that has links with the 15th-century Portuguese Age of Discovery. This rich past will become evident as your tour includes the oldest Alfama quarter, the monumental statue of Christ the King, the 16th-century monastery of Jeronimos and the fascinating Maritime Museum. You may also take the opportunity to visit the fairytale-like hilltop town of Sintra.

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

9,150

8,650

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

8,750

8,250

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

7,895

7,445

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

7,595

7,145

G

Premium Outside

7,195

6,795

H

Premium Outside

6,850

6,450

I

Premium Outside

6,495

6,095

J

Standard Outside

6,150

5,750

K

Premium Inside

5,795

5,445

L

Premium Inside

5,495

5,145

M

Standard Inside

5,295

4,995

$10,950 $10,350 9,995

9,395

Honfleur Harbor

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $5,695. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two-night hotel stay in London Sail along the Seine to Rouen for visits to Paris or Versailles

A day trip to Paris

Sail along the Loire for a full day tour of France’s Chateaux Country Sail up the Gironde River into Bordeaux for a wine tasting

51 Lisbon, city of the Discoverers


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Ponte Vecchio, Florence


FALL SAILINGS

ADRIATIC AEGEAN MEDITERRANEAN

BACK IN THE MEDITERRANEAN FOR THE FALL, AEGEAN ODYSSEY CRUISES THE COAST OF SPAIN TO THE THE

FRENCH RIVIERA, ITALY AND

DALMATIAN COAST, MOROCCO, THE CANARY ISLANDS AND THE AEGEAN SEA, VISITING MORE OF CLASSICAL GREECE THAN EVER BEFORE.

WITH SIGHTSEEING EXCURSIONS INCLUDED AT VIRTUALLY ALL PORTS OF CALL AND EXTENDED STAYS IN SELECTED PORTS, INCLUDING A RETURN TO THE WONDERS OF ANCIENT

EGYPT,

YOU’LL ENJOY TIME ASHORE TO TAKE IN ALL THE SIGHTS.

NOW FEATURING LAND TOURS IN GREECE AND A RETURN TO ANCIENT EGYPT – HOTELS AND MEALS INCLUDED SAVE UP TO

$1,600

PER STATEROOM

AEGEAN ODYSSEY FALL SAILINGS AUGUST 29 LISBON TO ROME p54-55 A journey along the coasts of Spain, the South of France and Italy, visiting 11 ports of call with 9 included excursions SEPTEMBER 10 ROME TO VENICE p56-57 Travel from the sites of ancient Rome to the canals of Venice via the ruins of Pompeii and the stunning Dalmatian coast SEPTEMBER 24 VENICE TO ATHENS p58-59 A delightful voyage between two great cities. Enjoy the charming city of Split and the scenery of Kotor Bay along the way SEPTEMBER 30 THE AEGEAN EXPERIENCE I The ultimate Aegean Experience to the classical history of mainland Greece and the Greek Islands

p60-61

OCTOBER 9 THE AEGEAN EXPERIENCE II p62-63 Explore the fascinating sites of Ancient Greece and cruise the charming islands and cities of the northern Aegean Sea OCTOBER 17 THE AEGEAN EXPERIENCE & CAIRO Discover two of history’s great civilizations, Classical Greece and Ancient Egypt, on one magnificent journey

p64-65

OCTOBER 27 ATHENS TO MALAGA p66-67 A two-week cruise that takes you across the breadth of the Mediterranean, from Greece to Malta, Sicily and Spain NOVEMBER 9 MALAGA TO TENERIFE p68-69 Cruise from Seville to enjoy exotic Morocco and the wonderful beaches and landscapes of the Canary Islands

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France

MONACO Monte Portofino

Avignon Carlo

Sete

Florence

Livorno italy Rome

Carcassonne Marseilles

MEDITERRANEAN

ODYSSEY

AUGUST 29, 2018 LISBON TO ROME

Portugal Lisbon

Sail through the Strait of Gibraltar and across the Mediterranean Sea as this splendid voyage takes you to iconic ports and classical cities. This itinerary has been planned to explore the magnificent scenery and fascinating history that this remarkable sea has to offer: from the elegance of the Alhambra and the splendors of Imperial Rome to the picturesque Cote d’Azur and the treasures of Renaissance Italy. Your journey begins with a two-night hotel stay in the charming capital of Portugal, Lisbon. Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries and quaint museums are all part of Lisbon’s colorful cityscape. From here Aegean Odyssey cruises to Cadiz and Malaga from where you can travel by road to Granada for a full-day’s guided tour of the magnificent Alhambra and its gardens. Calls at Valencia, Monte Carlo and Portofino will then give you a true idea of the beauty and history of the Mediterranean. The itinerary concludes with two of the most impressive and historically fascinating cities in the world, Florence and Rome.

Barcelona SPAIN

Valencia

Jerez

Cadiz

Mediterranean Sea

Malaga

Strait of Gibraltar

18-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $4,995pp 2018

PORT

AUG 29

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

AUG 30

Arrive LISBON Portugal Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

AUG 31

LISBON Portugal

overnight hotel

SEP 1

LISBON Portugal Embark Aegean Odyssey

SEP 2

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

2.00pm

6.00pm

SEP 3

MALAGA Spain

7.00am

midnight

SEP 4

At Sea

SEP 5

VALENCIA Spain

7.00am

6.00pm

SEP 6

BARCELONA Spain

8.00am

7.00pm

SEP 7

CARCASSONNE France

8.00am

4.00pm

8.00pm

(from Sete)

SEP 8

MARSEILLES France (Avignon)

SEP 9

MARSEILLES France Cruising the French Riviera MONTE CARLO Monaco

SEP 10

MONTE CARLO Monaco

SEP 11

Cruising Cinque Terre PORTOFINO Italy

8.00am 3.00pm

SEP 12

FLORENCE/PISA Italy

7.00am

(from Livorno)

7.00am overnight 8.00am 8.00pm

overnight 10.00pm 1.00pm midnight 7.00pm

SEP 13

ROME Italy 7.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Civitavecchia and transfer to hotel overnight hotel

SEP 14

ROME Italy

SEP 15

ROME Italy Transfer to Rome Airport for flight home

overnight hotel

AEG180901

54 Cruise the glorious Mediterranean


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THE CHARM AND MAGIC OF LISBON There has been a settlement on the site of Lisbon since Neolithic times and the city has played a central role in European history since Roman times. This rich past will become evident as you tour the city which includes Alfama, the oldest quarter, the monumental statue of Christ the King, the Monastery of Jeronimos, a 16th-century architectural masterpiece and the fascinating Maritime Museum. You may also take the opportunity to visit the fairytale-like hilltop town of Sintra, the fishing village of Cascais or the fashionable resort of Estoril. THE MOORS IN SPAIN Cadiz was the gateway to the New World and its old town reflects the city’s rich history with its cluster of narrow streets opening on to charming small squares. You will see the old town, visit the Plaza Espana and the gardens where the famous monument of Las Cortes (Spanish Parliament) of 1812 is situated. Then drive inland to Jerez de la Frontera and visit Bodega Gonzalez Byass, one of the most famous wine cellars for a tour and sherry tasting. Begun in 1238, the Alhambra in Granada was the last capital of the Moors in Spain and when it fell to the Christian armies in the 15th century, they were so impressed with the splendor of the complex that they could not bear to destroy it. Our optional tour also includes the Royal Palace and the Generalife with its splendid gardens. ROMAN SPAIN AND CATALONIA Founded by the Romans, Valencia is a charming old city and also home to wonderful modern architecture including the City of Arts and Science. Included morning sightseeing of Barcelona will be dedicated to exploring the Roman sites

of the city including the Temple of Apollo and Roman remains in the Gothic Quarter. You then have time to explore on your own. Perhaps visit Sagrada Familia, the massive Catalan church designed by the visionary architect Antoni Gaudi. Construction of this iconic building began in 1882 and is still ongoing. PROVENCE & THE RIVIERA The fortified city of Carcassonne became the largest walled stronghold of the Middle Ages, and its remarkable towers and ramparts are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arriving in the bustling port of Marseilles you will travel to a treasure in the Provençal countryside. Avignon, as well as being home to the eponymous bridge, boasts one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe, the Papal Palace founded by Pope Clement V in 1309. You’ll then cruise along the French Riviera to an overnight stay in Monte Carlo, a place synonymous with glamour and joie de vivre. ITALY: NATURAL & ARTISTIC TREASURES You’ll spend a fabulous evening at leisure in the jet-set resort of Portofino. Next morning, you travel to Florence for a very special day visiting the city’s remarkable galleries, buildings and museums including the Galleria dell'Accademia, the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi. Alternatively you can visit Lecce and Pisa’s famed Leaning Tower. Included sightseeing during a twonight hotel stay in Rome starts at the Colosseum. Constructed in 80AD by Emperor Vespasian, it had a capacity for 50,000 spectators. Finally, there’s a visit to the Basilica of St Peter in Chains.

18 DAYS FROM LISBON TO ROME STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

OM

SAVER FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

9,150

8,650

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

8,750

8,250

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

7,895

7,445

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

7,595

7,145

G

Premium Outside

7,195

6,795

H

Premium Outside

6,850

6,450

I

Premium Outside

6,495

6,095

$10,950 $10,350 9,995

9,395

J

Standard Outside

6,150

5,750

K

Premium Inside

5,795

5,445

L

Premium Inside

5,495

5,145

M

Standard Inside

5,295

4,995

Medieval Carcassonne

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $5,695. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Call at four of Spain’s great cities – Cadiz, Malaga, Valencia and Barcelona

Trevi Fountain, Rome

Medieval Carcassonne Overnight on board in the port at Monte Carlo Cruise Cinque Terre Renaissance Florence or Pisa Two-night hotel stays in Lisbon and Rome

55 Sagrada Familia, Barcelona


Venice

ITALIAN & ADRIATIC HIGHLIGHTS

Croatia Ancona Split Italy Adriatic Dubrovnik

Urbino

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 ROME TO VENICE

This leisurely-paced cruise around Italy allows time to explore the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and enjoy beautiful Sorrento, Sicily, and glorious Adriatic coastal cities.

Rome Sea Pompeii Sorrento Brindisi albania Salerno Sarande Paestum Lecce Corfu Butrint greece Sicily

Taormina

Mediterranean Sea

16-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $4,695pp

Start with a two-night hotel stay in Rome and then join Aegean Odyssey on this fall cruise to Venice. From Sorrento visit the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and cruise along the marvelous Amalfi Coast and past the romantic island of Capri. Then call at the port of Salerno from where you will head to the magnificent Greek temples at Paestum. You’ll sail close to the volcanic island of Stromboli on the way to Taormina, Sicily and continue across the Ionian Sea to the Greek island of Corfu. The fascinating Graeco-Roman site of Butrint in Albania leads to the charming Croatian ports of Split and Dubrovnik before heading back to Italy and the Renaissance treasures of Urbino. Finally, to one of the world’s great destinations, Venice where an overnight stay will include an exclusive evening visit to La Fenice Opera House.

2018

PORT

SEP 10

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

SEP 11

Arrive ROME Italy Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

SEP 12

ROME Italy

overnight hotel

SEP 13

ROME Italy Transfer to Civitavecchia and embark Aegean Odyssey

SEP 14

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii & Herculaneum)

SEP 15

SORRENTO Italy

overnight

SEP 16

SORRENTO Italy Cruise along Amalfi Coast SALERNO Italy (Paestum)

7.00am 1.00pm

8.00pm

SEP 17

Cruise past Stromboli and through the Strait of Messina TAORMINA Sicily

1.00pm

8.00pm

SEP 18

At Sea

SEP 19

CORFU Greek Islands SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

7.00am 2.00pm

noon 8.00pm

SEP 20

LECCE Italy (from Brindisi)

7.00am

8.00pm

SEP 21

DUBROVNIK Croatia

8.00am

9.00pm

SEP 22

SPLIT Croatia

7.00am

8.00pm

SEP 23

URBINO Italy (from Ancona)

8.00am

8.00pm

SEP 24

VENICE Italy

8.00am

overnight

SEP 25

VENICE Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Venice Airport for flight home

7.00pm 7.30am overnight

AEG180913

56 Time to explore in Venice


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THE GRANDEUR OF ROME & MYSTERIES OF POMPEII Begin with a two-night hotel stay in Rome, the capital of Italy, also known as the Eternal City. Included morning sightseeing starts at the Colosseum, constructed in 80AD by Emperor Vespasian as a means of gaining the love of the people by building a venue for gladiatorial games with a capacity of 50,000 spectators. It ends with a visit to the Basilica of St Peter in Chains. Embark Aegean Odyssey and cruise south to Sorrento. Included sightseeing features the magnificent remains of Pompeii. The town, some of which dates back to the 6th century BC, was engulfed by lava erupting from Vesuvius in August 79AD. From the casts of the bodies of its inhabitants, to the ancient surgical implements and beautiful frescoes, nowhere else gives us such an insight into the lives of the ancients. After lunch, we visit the nearby town of Herculaneum which perished in the same eruption. This is followed by a free day in Sorrento, with time to take the hydrofoil across the Bay of Naples to the wonderful isle of Capri or, head for Naples and the National Archaeological Museum. AMALFI COAST, PAESTUM & SICILY Leaving Sorrento around breakfast time, you’ll enjoy a cruise along the spectacular Amalfi coast to Salerno for a visit to Paestum. Legend has it that Paestum was founded by Jason of Argonaut fame. What is undoubted, however, is the majesty of the three Greek temples that were the heart of this 6th-century Greek city. During a relaxing morning at sea we pass through the Strait of Messina on the way to Taormina and the island of Sicily. With its mountainous background and spectacular

views of Etna, the Graeco-Roman theater is our afternoon destination. NATURAL AND ANCIENT WONDERS OF THE ADRIATIC The legacy of British rule is evident in Corfu Town as you will see during the morning tour. You will also visit the Byzantine Museum housed in the Church of Panagia Antivouniotissa. The Albanian archaeological site of Butrint has been occupied since at least the 8th century BC. Set in the south-eastern tip of Italy's boot, Lecce is a city of architectural treasures. These include the 25,000-seat Roman amphitheater and the stunning Palazzo Tamborino with its seductive secret garden. Included sightseeing in Dubrovnik features the magnificent fortifications including the 10th-century city walls, the Baroque Church of St Blaise and the Cathedral. Split is home to one of the greatest of all Roman sites, the Palace of Diocletian. There will be a morning tour of this remarkable palace including the Temple of Jupiter and Diocletian’s mausoleum. In the afternoon, there’s an option of visiting Trogir, one of the gems of the Dalmatian coast.

16 DAYS FROM ROME TO VENICE STATEROOM CATEGORY

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

FULL FARE

OM

SAVER FARE

$10,250 $9,750

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

9,495

8,995

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

8,645

8,195

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

8,245

7,795

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

7,550

7,150

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

7,250

6,850

G

Premium Outside

6,845

6,495

H

Premium Outside

6,545

6,195

I

Premium Outside

6,195

5,845

J

Standard Outside

5,895

5,545

K

Premium Inside

5,550

5,250

L

Premium Inside

5,295

4,995

M

Standard Inside

4995

4,695

Graeco-Roman theater, Taormina

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $5,495. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two-night hotel stay in Rome

RENAISSANCE URBINO AND VENICE Perched on two hills, the walled town of Urbino contains some true treasures. Here you will visit the birthplace of Raphael, tour the Palazzo Ducale, Italy's most beautiful Renaissance palace, and view the magnificent Duomo. Your cruise ends with an overnight stay in Venice and a guided stroll around its heart – Piazza San Marco. Then free time to visit the stunning island of Murano or simply walk to the Rialto. As a wonderful finale, you will enjoy an exclusive visit to La Fenice Opera House: not to be missed.

Explore Pompeii and Herculaneum

The mysteries of Pompeii and Herculanium

Sail the beautiful Dalmatian coast to Dubrovnik and Split Cruise the Amalfi Coast A full day in Venice to explore

57 Sarande, Albania


Venice Italy

DALMATIA & ANCIENT GREECE

Croatia Split Ancona Korcula Dubrovnik Adriatic Kotor Bay Sea montenegro

Urbino

SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 VENICE TO ATHENS

Cruise through the beautiful Adriatic Sea and the serene splendor of Kotor Bay en route to the classical sites of ancient Greece.

Take an unforgettable journey between two gems of art history, Venice and Athens. On the way see Renaissance masterpieces at Urbino, visit Diocletian’s massive mausoleum in Split, admire the natural wonder of Kotor Bay, and view one of Greece’s most extensive collections of Byzantine art in Corfu. In Athens, you will have plenty of time to see the city’s magnificent classical treasures including, of course, the Acropolis. This voyage also takes you to ancient Olympia and Pylos with its huge natural harbor, its castle and surrounding pine-covered hills. Then it is on to Monemvasia, the tiny rock of an island – known as the “Gibraltar of the Aegean” – that is joined to the mainland by a single causeway. Before reaching Athens there is time to call at Hydra, one of Greece’s most charming and picturesque islands.

Corfu

Greece Olympia Athens Katakolon Hydra Pylos Monemvasia

Mediterranean Sea

14-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $3,995pp 2018

PORT

SEP 24

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

SEP 25

Arrive VENICE Italy Embark Aegean Odyssey

SEP 26

VENICE Italy

SEP 27

URBINO Italy (from Ancona)

8.00am

8.00pm

SEP 28

SPLIT Croatia

8.00am

10.00pm

SEP 29

KORCULA Croatia Cruising past Hvar and Brac DUBROVNIK Croatia

7.00am

1.00pm

6.00pm

overnight

SEP 30

DUBROVNIK Croatia KOTOR BAY Montenegro (Scenic cruising)

OCT 1

CORFU Greek Islands

7.00am

7.30pm

OCT 2

KATAKOLON Greece (Olympia) PYLOS Greece

7.30am

1.00pm

6.30pm

overnight

OCT 3

PYLOS Greece (Venetian Castles)

OCT 4

MONEMVASIA Greece HYDRA Greek Islands

OCT 5

PIRAEUS/ATHENS Greece 7.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel in Athens overnight hotel

OCT 6

ATHENS Greece

OCT 7

ATHENS Greece Transfer to Athens Airport for flight home

overnight 7.00pm

1.00pm

8.00pm 7.00am 5.00pm

noon midnight

overnight hotel

AEG180925

58 Korcula, Croatia


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VENICE AND RENAISSANCE URBINO “To live in Venice or even visit it means you fall in love with the city itself.” The veracity of this remark by the American art collector Peggy Guggenheim soon becomes clear during an overnight stay in this remarkable city. Indeed, there is no better way to begin your trip than with a morning’s sightseeing walk around this magnificent destination before sailing to the walled town of Urbino for more Renaissance treasures including the birthplace of Raphael and the Palazzo Ducale. THE BEAUTY OF DALMATIA Your first port of call along the Dalmatian coast is Split, home to one of the greatest of all Roman sites, the Palace of Diocletian. A morning tour here also includes the Temple of Jupiter and the massive octagonal mausoleum, which was converted into a cathedral in the 7th century. Said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, the pine-forested island of Korcula is home to some splendid Venetian architecture. Aegean Odyssey will then cruise past the beautiful islands of Hvar and Brac to arrive in Dubrovnik, which Lord Byron described as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” for a leisurely evening ashore, followed by a morning of sightseeing before sailing south to the stunning fjord of Kotor Bay in Montenegro. ELEGANT CORFU With cricket still played on the green, the legacy of British rule is still evident in Corfu’s capital city, but the 15th-century church of Panagia Antivouniotissa holds another surprise for all who venture inside as well: one of Greece's most extensive collections of Byzantine art. Alternatively, for a more Venetian option there is the Old Fortress surrounded by a fairy-tale moat atop a large cliff.

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14 DAYS FROM VENICE TO ATHENS STATEROOM CATEGORY

Corfu, Greek Islands

CLASSICAL GREECE AND ITS ISLANDS Our first port of call on the Greek mainland is Katakolon for a morning tour to Ancient Olympia, where the first Olympic Games took place in 776BC. You will then return to Aegean Odyssey for a leisurely afternoon cruising the Ionian Sea en route to a relaxing evening ashore and a morning of sightseeing in historic Pylos: either to the castle of Niokastro and the Venetian castle of Methoni, or the archaeological site of Messini which dates back to 146BC. Monemvasia has a name meaning “single entrance” and after passing through a gap in a rocky cliff here you will emerge into a uniquely beautiful medieval scene to explore, before sailing to perhaps the most charming of all Greek islands, Hydra, a popular refuge from the hustle and bustle of Greece’s capital city thanks to its ban on private motor vehicles. ATHENS AND THE ACROPOLIS Your two-night hotel stay in Athens includes a full morning's guided tour of the city's ancient citadel, the Acropolis. Built during the "Golden Age" between 447-438BC, the Acropolis embodies the magnificent achievements of Athenian culture during this remarkable era. You will also visit the wonderful Acropolis Museum and have free time to explore the city's other remarkable sites such as the ancient Agora (or “gathering place”) and the National Archaeological Museum.

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$8,995

$8,395

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

8,395

7,795

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

7,545

6,995

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

7,195

6,695

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,695

6,245

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,395

5,945

G

Premium Outside

5,995

5,595

H

Premium Outside

5,750

5,350

I

Premium Outside

5,450

5,050

J

Standard Outside

5,125

4,775

K

Premium Inside

4,850

4,500

L

Premium Inside

4,550

4,250

M

Standard Inside

4,295

3,995

Classical Athens

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $4,850. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Evening sail from Venice Explore the beautiful Dalmatian coast

Evening sail from Venice

Cruise through serene Kotor Bay Explore ancient Olympia Two-night hotel stay in Athens

59 Renaissance Urbino


Greece Delphi Athens

THE AEGEAN EXPERIENCE I

Aegean

Sea Hydra Nauplia Mykonos Nisyros Delos

Mycenae Epidaurus

SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 ATHENS BACK TO ATHENS

The second of our most complete Aegean Experiences yet, beginning with a five-day land tour of Athens and Classical Greece, followed by Greek Island cruising at its best.

This brand-new cruise-tour has been designed to show you the very best historical, archaeological and natural wonders that Greece and its islands have to offer. Also, fall is the perfect time of year for this trip as the heat of summer is waning but the light is particularly beautiful. Your journey begins with a five-day land tour of Greece. This includes two nights in Athens including a guided tour of the Acropolis, the spiritual splendor of the monastery at Osios Loukas, the elegant ruins of Delphi set in a stunning rocky landscape, Agamemnon's ancient capital of Mycenae, and the monumental grandeur of the theater at Epidaurus. Then join Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus for a cruise to the best of the Greek Islands. Along the way you will experience the fishing-village charm of Hydra, stunning Santorini, the Minoan treasures of Crete, the fascinating Crusader stronghold of Rhodes, and the sacred ruins of Delos. So there you have it: a fabulous journey through the finest achievements of Classical Greek art and the spectacular scenery of the Greek Islands.

Rhodes Karpathos

Santorini Heraklion Knossos

Crete

14-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $4,195pp 2018

PORT

SEP 30

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

OCT 1

Arrive ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

OCT 2

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

overnight hotel

OCT 3

ATHENS/DELPHI Greece Morning drive for sightseeing at Osios Loukas en route to Delphi for afternoon sightseeing and overnight overnight hotel

OCT 4

DELPHI/NAUPLIA Greece Morning drive to Mycenae for sightseeing, then on to Nauplia for overnight

OCT 5

NAUPLIA/PIRAEUS Greece Sightseeing in Epidaurus en route to embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus

OCT 6

HYDRA Greek Islands

8.00am

OCT 7

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

8.00am

OCT 8

HERAKLION Crete, Greek Islands (Knossos)

8.00am

OCT 9

KARPATHOS Greek Islands

8.00am

8.00pm

OCT 10

RHODES Greek Islands

7.00am

10.00pm

overnight hotel

8.00pm 4.00pm 10.00pm 10.00pm

OCT 11

NISYROS Greece

9.00am

6.00pm

OCT 12

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

8.00am 2.00pm

noon 8.00pm

OCT 13

PIRAEUS Greece 6.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Athens Airport for flight home AEG181005

60 A journey through the classical sites of ancient Greece


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FROM CLASSICAL ATHENS TO MAGICAL EPIDAURUS Your two-night stay in Athens includes a full-morning's guided tour of the city's ancient citadel, the Acropolis. Built during the "Golden Age" of Athens between 447438BC, the Acropolis represents the magnificent achievements of Athenian culture. You will also visit the wonderful Acropolis Museum and have plenty of free time to explore the city's other remarkable sites such as the ancient Agora and the National Archaeological Museum. Your 3-day tour of Classical Greece starts with a call at the medieval Monastery of Osios Loukas (Holy Luke). Built by the Emperor Romanos in about 1011, the monastery contains remarkable Byzantine mosaics and frescoes. Then to ancient Delphi, exquisitely located in a series of terraces at the foot of Mount Parnassus. Enjoy a guided tour of the fabulous remains of this great sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Temple of Apollo that dates from 330BC. Walk the Sacred Way in the steps of the thousands of teopropoi (pilgrims) who came here to purify themselves by bathing in the Castalian Spring before making their ritual sacrifice and consulting the Oracle. Next visit two of the great sites of Classical Greece: Mycenae and the magnificent theater at Epidaurus. Mycenae was the capital of a great civilization that dominated

Lion Gate, Mycenae

the eastern Mediterranean from the 16th to the 13th centuries BC. Epidaurus, sacred to Asclepios the god of medicine, is the site of the best preserved of all Greek theaters. CRUISING THE GREEK ISLANDS The next part of your Greek adventure involves a classic Greek island cruise on board Aegean Odyssey, beginning with the carless idyll of Hydra, and Santorini, where the newly reopened Minoan settlement of Akrotiri is a highlight. You will also visit several of the island’s picturesque villages, including Oia with its whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches. The heyday of Minoan civilization (2000-1600BC) was marked by the construction of great palaces, the best known being Knossos on the island of Crete. Excavations here began in 1899 by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans, who controversially “restored” the palace. You will then sail to friendly Karpathos for a maiden visit to an island which has managed to maintain many of its customs and idiosyncrasies due to its remoteness. LINDOS & DELOS The structures of Rhodes’ old town on the island of the same name dates from the era of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem, who lived here from 1309 until 1522. You will also visit the lookout Mount Smith, named after the British admiral Sir Sydney Smith, and enter the citadel of the Knights through the d’Amboise Gate on your way to the restored Grand Master’s Palace. There’s also the opportunity to visit the Acropolis at Lindos followed by the tiny volcanic island of Nisyros. Delos is birthplace of Achilles and one of the most interesting archaeological sites in Greece. Then nearby Mykonos is the perfect finale, with its cafes and shops, providing the perfect place to relax.

14 DAYS FROM ATHENS TO ATHENS STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$8,250

R

SA VE

$ U ST 8 0 P T AT 0 O ER OO M

SAVER FARE

$7,850

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

7,695

7,295

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

6,995

6,645

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

6,745

6,395

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,295

5,995

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,095

5,795

G

Premium Outside

5,850

5,595

H

Premium Outside

5,595

5,345

I

Premium Outside

5,245

4,995

J

Standard Outside

4,995

4,745

K

Premium Inside

4,795

4,595

L

Premium Inside

4,595

4,395

M

Standard Inside

4,395

4,195

Theater at Epidaurus

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $5,250. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Marvel at the Acropolis and stand on the stage of the theater at Epidaurus

Treasures of an ancient world

Cruise the crystal clear Aegean to the best Greek Islands Explore Delos and Delphi Relax on the islands of Hydra and Mykonos

61 Karpathos, Greek Islands


Philippi

Thessalonica Meteora

THE AEGEAN EXPERIENCE II

OCTOBER 9, 2018 ATHENS BACK TO ATHENS

Kavala Samothraki Mount Athos

Volos Aegean Greece Sea Delphi Athens Chios Corinth Tinos Patmos

This fascinating voyage around the Aegean is a true fall treat. Starting in Athens, you will visit some of the most inspiring classical and Byzantine monuments of the ancient world.

This fantastic voyage of mainland Greece and its islands will explore the magnificent achievements of classical Athens, the exploits of Alexander the Great and the journeys of the apostle St Paul. You will see wonderful ancient temples, sparkling Byzantine mosaics and breathtaking scenery. Visit the Acropolis and Parthenon, then enjoy a drive through stunning countryside to the monastery at Osios Loukas and sacred Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. At Corinth, explore one of the most important cities of the ancient world. Then board Aegean Odyssey and sail to the island of Tinos before visiting the monasteries at Meteora, one of the most remarkable sights in the Mediterranean. Other highlights include the enchanting Byzantine mosaics of Thessalonica, Mount Olympus, and cruising past Mount Athos to Philippi named after the father of Alexander the Great and where St Paul delivered his first European sermon. This exciting new cruise avoids the heat and crowds of summer, and with tours to all major sites, it promises to be an unforgettable voyage.

14-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $4,095pp 2018

PORT

OCT 9

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

OCT 10

Arrive ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

OCT 11

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

overnight hotel

OCT 12

ATHENS/DELPHI Greece Morning drive for sightseeing at Osios Loukas en route to Delphi for sightseeing and overnight

overnight hotel

OCT 13

DELPHI/CORINTH/PIRAEUS Greece Morning drive to Corinth for sightseeing en route to Piraeus to embark Aegean Odyssey

8.00pm

OCT 14

TINOS Greek Islands

8.00am

2.00pm

OCT 15

VOLOS Greece (Monasteries at Meteora)

7.00am

OCT 16

THESSALONICA Greece

7.00am

overnight

OCT 17

THESSALONICA Greece Cruising past Mt Athos

3.00pm

5.00am 6.00pm

OCT 18

KAVALA Greece (Philippi)

6.00am

8.00pm

OCT 19

SAMOTHRAKI Greek Islands

8.00am

OCT 20

CHIOS Greek Islands

8.00am

8.00pm

OCT 21

PATMOS Greek Islands

8.00am

2.00pm

OCT 22

PIRAEUS Greece 6.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Athens Airport for flight home

7.00pm

2.00pm

AEG181013

62 Meteora, Greece


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ATHENS & CLASSICAL GREECE Your three nights on the Greek mainland start with a morning guided tour of Athens’ ancient citadel, the Acropolis. Built during the city’s "Golden Age," between 447-438BC, the Acropolis represents the magnificent achievements of Athenian culture during this remarkable era. Alternatively, our Byzantine Athens excursion combines visits to both the Byzantine Museum and the Monastery of Kaisariani with its fine frescoes and elegant gardens. A morning drive through the Greek countryside takes you to another Byzantine monastery, historic Osios Lukas, on the way to the ruins of ancient Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Among the archaeological relics at this large site is the temple where Apollo is said to have foretold the future through his oracle. Then discover the ancient city of Corinth, before boarding Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus. TINOS & THE MONASTERIES AT METEORA The shrine to Our Lady of Tinos is a major landmark dedicated to the miracle of a nun who was visited by the Virgin Mary in the 19th century and instructed to uncover an icon that had been lost for centuries. After a number of false starts Mary’s icon was successfully discovered and in celebration a shrine was built on the island, which today is one of the most important sites of pilgrimage in Greece. From the port of Volos, you travel by road to see the famous Byzantine monasteries built on the sandstone towers at Meteora. In all there are twenty-four monasteries at Meteora and although many have fallen into ruin, some of the remaining are adorned with beautiful frescoes.

BYZANTINE THESSALONICA Thessalonica is Greece’s second city and your tour here will concentrate on its Byzantine heritage, including the 5thcentury basilica Agios Dimitrios, the Rotonda, the mosaics of Agia Sofia and the Museum of Byzantine culture; or you may visit the Roman baths and Odeon of Dion at the foot of Mount Olympus. There is also a chance to explore the archaeological museum of Pella, before descending into the Royal Tombs of Vergina, where many Macedonian kings are buried including Alexander the Great’s father, Philip II. THE GREEK ISLANDS After cruising close to the spectacular peninsula of Mount Athos, you call at Kavala for a visit to Philippi where the Apostle St Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe, sowing the seeds of Christianity. You will also step ashore for maiden visits to Samothraki, where the extensive ancient temple complex was a site of many important religious ceremonies, then spend the day on the island of Chios, which is notable for being the birthplace of Homer and for its 11th-century UNESCO World Heritage monastery of Nea Moni. Tiny Patmos is another significant Christian pilgrimage site where John of Patmos is said to have written the Book of Revelation in the Cave of the Apocalypse. Here you will visit the medieval village of Chora and the Monastery of St John the Theologian.

14 DAYS FROM ATHENS TO ATHENS STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

R

SA VE

$ U ST 8 0 P T AT 0 O ER OO M

SAVER FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$8,595

$8,195

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

7,995

7,595

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

7,250

6,895

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

6,950

6,595

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,395

6,095

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,150

5,850

G

Premium Outside

5,795

5,545

H

Premium Outside

5,545

5,295

I

Premium Outside

5,245

4,995

J

Standard Outside

4,995

4,745

K

Premium Inside

4,750

4,550

L

Premium Inside

4,495

4,295

M

Standard Inside

4,295

4,095

Delphi, home of the Oracle

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $5,050. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two-night hotel stay in Athens Visit the home of the Oracle in Delphi

Patmos, in the footsteps of St John

Greek Island cruising including Chios and Samothraki Cruising the peninsula of Mount Athos

Historic Chios

See the “monasteries in the sky” at Meteora

63 The monasteries of Mt Athos


Aegean Sea

Greece Delphi Mycenae

Athens Epidaurus

Nauplia Rhodes

THE AEGEAN EXPERIENCE & CAIRO

Heraklion Knossos

OCTOBER 17, 2018 ATHENS BACK TO ATHENS

Crete

Mediterranean Sea

A five-day land tour of Classical Greece followed by a cruise featuring three days of unmissable sights in Egypt including the Great Pyramids and Sphinx. With fall warmth replacing summer heat, October is the ideal month for a cruise which combines the fascinating worlds of classical Greece and ancient Egypt. After visiting the Acropolis, sacred Delphi and Minoan Crete, you arrive in Egypt for an unforgettable trip. Starting in Alexandria, the city founded by Alexander the Great, with its Graeco-Roman ruins, you then head for Cairo for a two-night stay. Here you will visit the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), the oldest and only surviving of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the serene Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum with its Pharaonic treasures. Also explore the sites of Memphis and Sakkara, including the monumental statue of Ramesses II and the Sakkara necropolis. You’ll also enjoy an evening cruise on the Nile with dinner and bellydance show. Before returning to Athens, call at the island of Rhodes with its spectacular Crusader palace and fortifications.

Alexandria Sakkara

Cairo Giza

egypt

14-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $4,595pp 2018

PORT

OCT 17

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

OCT 18

Arrive ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

OCT 19

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

overnight hotel

OCT 20

ATHENS/DELPHI Greece Morning drive for sightseeing at Osios Loukas en route to Delphi for afternoon sightseeing and overnight overnight hotel

OCT 21

DELPHI/NAUPLIA Greece Morning drive to Mycenae for sightseeing, then on to Nauplia for overnight overnight hotel

OCT 22

NAUPLIA/PIRAEUS Greece Sightseeing in Epidaurus en route to embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus

OCT 23

HERAKLION Crete, Greek Islands (Knossos)

OCT 24

At Sea

OCT 25

ALEXANDRIA/CAIRO Egypt Morning sightseeing, after lunch on board transfer to Cairo hotel

overnight hotel

OCT 26

CAIRO Egypt (Memphis & Sakkara, Dinner cruise and show on the Nile)

overnight hotel

OCT 27

CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA Egypt Morning sightseeing at Pyramids at Giza followed by special lunch by the pyramids. Afternoon transfer to ship in Alexandria. 10.00pm

OCT 28

At Sea

OCT 29

RHODES Greek Islands

OCT 30

PIRAEUS Greece 8.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Athens Airport for flight home

8.00pm 8.00am 10.00pm

6.00am

1.00pm

AEG181022

64 The Great Pyramids of Giza


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ATHENS & CLASSICAL GREECE Your four nights ashore on the Greek mainland begin with a guided tour of Athens’ ancient citadel, the Acropolis. Built during the city’s "Golden Age," between 447-438BC, the Acropolis represents the magnificent achievements of Athenian culture during this remarkable era. Alternatively, Byzantine Athens combines visits to the Byzantine Museum and the Monastery of Kaisariani with its fine frescoes and elegant gardens. A morning drive through the Greek countryside takes you to another Byzantine monastery, historic, walled Osios Lukas, on the way to the ruins of ancient Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Among the archaeological relics of this large site is the temple where Apollo is said to have foretold the future through his oracle. A relaxing overnight in Delphi is followed by the archaeological site of Mycenae, one of the greatest cities of the highlydeveloped Mycenaean civilization. It’s then just a short drive to the port of Nauplia for a final hotel stay before visiting Epidaurus, where the ancient theater is still in use today, on the way to join Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus. THE ISLANDS OF CRETE & RHODES On your way to and from Egypt you will visit two very contrasting but equally fascinating islands. Your visit to Crete is dedicated to the Minoan site of Knossos. The heyday of Minoan civilization (20001600BC) was marked by the construction of great palaces, the best known of which is Knossos. Excavations were begun in 1899 by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans, who controversially “restored” the palace with his own eccentric ideas of Minoan interior design. On the return sailing to Athens, call at Rhodes. Here visit Rhodes Old Town and the Citadel of

the Knights of St John. Dominated by the Palace of the Grand Masters, this mighty crusader fortress stood firm for over 200 years until it was overpowered in 1522 by the massive army of Suleyman the Magnificent. Alternatively, take a trip to the Acropolis at Lindos – surrounded by 13th-century crusader fortifications, the centerpiece of the acropolis is the 4thcentury BC Temple of Lindian Athena. ANCIENT EGYPT You will cross the Mediterranean Sea to the Egyptian port of Alexandria which, during the Hellenistic period, was home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Lighthouse or Pharos of Alexandria. The city was also home to one of the most important libraries in antiquity, which is today commemorated by the huge cultural repository of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. After included sightseeing in Alexandria, you’ll head through the Nile Delta by motorcoach to enjoy two nights at a top hotel in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Here, you’ll see all the main sights including the Giza pyramid complex, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one still largely intact. You’ll also see the famous Sphinx, pay a special visit to the Egyptian Museum to see the death mask of Tutankhamen. Head out of town to visit Memphis and the necropolis at Sakkara including the monumental statue of Ramses II and enjoy a dinner cruise on the Nile.

14 DAYS FROM ATHENS TO ATHENS STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$8,650

R

SA VE

$ U ST 8 0 P T AT 0 O ER OO M

SAVER FARE

$8,250

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

8,095

7,695

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

7,395

7,045

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

7,150

6,800

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,695

6,395

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,495

6,195

G

Premium Outside

6,250

5,995

H

Premium Outside

5,995

5,745

I

Premium Outside

5,695

5,445

J

Standard Outside

5,345

5,095

K

Premium Inside

5,195

4,995

L

Premium Inside

4,995

4,795

M

Standard Inside

4,795

4,595

Minoan Knossos, Crete

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $5,950. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: 5-day land tour to Athens and Classical Greece

Visit the Egyptian Museum

Minoan Knossos in Crete 2-night hotel stay in Cairo with sightseeing at Giza, Memphis, Sakkara and the Egyptian Museum Dinner cruise on the Nile Crusader stronghold of Rhodes

Exotic Cairo

65 Rhodes Harbor


A VOYAGE THROUGH THE MIDDLE SEA

OCTOBER 27, 2018 ATHENS TO MALAGA

See the great sights of Antiquity in Athens and sail to the fascinating islands of Santorini, Crete, Malta and Sicily.

This fall voyage departs from Athens to chart a course through what was known in centuries past as the Middle Sea. Start your journey with a two-night hotel stay in the Greek capital for the very best of its ancient sights, including the Parthenon. Visit the Minoan settlements of Akrotiri in Santorini and the Cretan Palace of Knossos, home of the legendary Minotaur’s labyrinth. Sail into the Grand Harbor of Valletta in Malta and visit the fabulous island of Sicily to explore the sparkling mosaics of Monreale Cathedral. You’ll also tour the palaces of Palermo and see the ancient temples at Segesta, with an exclusive optional special event at the Palazzo Gangi, location for the filming of the movie “The Leopard,” before arriving in the Spanish city of Malaga.

spain

Mediterranean Sea

Greece Athens Trapani Palermo Segesta Catania Santorini sicily Chania Heraklion Valletta Knossos malta crete

Malaga

15-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $3,995pp 2018

PORT

OCT 27

Depart USA/Canada

OCT 28

Arrive ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

OCT 29

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

overnight hotel

OCT 30

ATHENS/PIRAEUS Greece Embark Aegean Odyssey in nearby Piraeus

OCT 31

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

8.00am

NOV 1

HERAKLION Crete (Knossos)

6.00am

NOV 2

CHANIA Crete

7.00am

midnight

NOV 3

Segesta, Sicily

DEPART

At Sea 8.00pm

8.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm

NOV 4

VALLETTA Malta

8.00am

NOV 5

CATANIA Sicily (Syracuse or Taormina)

8.00am

NOV 6

PALERMO Sicily (Monreale)

7.00am

NOV 7

TRAPANI Sicily (Segesta)

7.00am

NOV 8/9

At Sea

NOV 10

MALAGA Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Malaga Airport for flight home

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available post-cruise. See page 79 for details.

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6.00pm 8.00pm 6.00pm

7.00am

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PE

SA

$ VE R 1 , UP ST 0 T AT 0 O E 0 RO

CLASSICAL ATHENS Your two-night hotel stay in Athens includes a guided tour of the capital’s ancient citadel, the Acropolis, which represents the magnificent achievements of Athenian culture during the “Golden Age” of 447-438BC. Alternatively, Byzantine Athens combines both the Byzantine Museum and the Monastery of Kaisariani, with its fine frescoes and elegant gardens, after which there’s the option of visiting the National Archaeological Museum. THE GREEK ISLANDS OF SANTORINI & CRETE Boarding Aegean Odyssey in the Athenian port of Piraeus, you will cruise to Santorini, where the newly reopened Minoan settlement of Akrotiri is a highlight. Dating from the 16th century BC, this ancient city was wonderfully preserved under volcanic ash. Here you will also visit several of the island’s picturesque villages, including Oia with its whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches. The heyday of Minoan civilization (2000-1600BC) was marked by the construction of great palaces, the best known of which is Knossos on the island of Crete. Excavations began here in 1899 by the British archaeologist, Sir Arthur Evans, who controversially “restored” the palace with his own eccentric ideas of Minoan interior design. Chania, on the north coast of Crete, has a small but charming archaeological museum located inside the Venetian Church of San Francesco, where your tour will also include a visit to the tomb of the island’s national hero, Eleftherios Venizelos, who prior to becoming Prime Minister of Greece, was instrumental in the island’s struggle against the Ottomans.

MALTA & SICILY One of the most wonderful sights in the Mediterranean is an arrival into the spectacular Grand Harbor of Valletta in Malta, founded by the Knights of St John in 1566. Here your tour of the island’s capital city will include the Baroque St John’s Co-Cathedral and the magnificent Palace of the Grand Masters. Sailing onwards, Sicily is another great celebration of the highest achievements of Western civilization where our first port-of-call will be Catania for a half day sightseeing tour to Syracuse which features the magnificent Greek theater and the excellent archaeological museum, or visit the Greek theater of Taormina in the shadow of Mount Etna. Next is the island’s capital, Palermo, where you will see Monreale Cathedral and the Benedictine cloisters, a magnificent synthesis of Romanesque and Arab architecture. There is then the opportunity of a very special exclusive optional visit to the Palazzo Gangi, an aristocratic, privately-owned residence that is one of Palermo’s most delightful secrets. From the port of Trapani, you can also visit the Greek temples at Segesta, or there is the choice of optional trips to the hill-top town of Erice, or a day in the ancient Greek city of Selinunte and the town of Marsala, built on the ruins of the Carthaginian city Lilybaeum. RELAXING AT SEA As you sail towards Spain, you will be able to take advantage of all Aegean Odyssey has to offer. You can start the day with an early morning yoga class or set yourself up with a leisurely breakfast. There are fascinating lectures to attend and a wellstocked library, before your arrival in the port of Malaga.

OM

15 DAYS FROM ATHENS TO MALAGA STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$8,995

SAVER FARE

$8,495

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

8,395

7,895

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

7,550

7,095

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

7,250

6,795

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,650

6,250

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,395

5,995

G

Premium Outside

5,995

5,645

H

Premium Outside

5,695

5,345

I

Premium Outside

5,345

4,995

J

Standard Outside

5,095

4,745

K

Premium Inside

4,795

4,495

L

Premium Inside

4,550

4,250

M

Standard Inside

4,295

3,995

The Caryatid, Acropolis, Athens

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $4,650. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two-night hotel stay in Athens Discover the history of the Minoans in Santorini and Crete

Historic Malta

Sail into Malta’s historic Valletta Harbor Explore the monumental sites of Sicily

67 Monreale Cathedral, Palermo


SPAIN Seville Jerez Malaga Cadiz

Strait of Gibraltar

MOORISH ODYSSEY

Rabat

NOVEMBER 9, 2018 MALAGA TO TENERIFE

Discover the lesser-known treasures of the Canary Islands and enjoy a tour to the very best of Morocco.

Start your cruise by sailing up the Guadalquivir River to Seville in the heart of Andalucia and the birthplace of flamenco. Then to the historical Spanish port of Cadiz, from where you will travel to Jerez for a memorable sherry tasting in one of Spain’s top bodegas. Afterwards head to Morocco and a chance to experience Casablanca, Marrakesh, Fez and Rabat and the exciting city of Taroudant. Cruising out into the Atlantic Ocean you come to the sun-blessed Canary Islands for a visit to the famous Fire Mountains of the Timanfaya National Park on the island of Lanzarote. Finally to La Palma, the greenest of the Canary Islands, and the chance to experience real, unspoiled nature. The landscape varies from the verdant forests of the north, where lush vegetation drips from the rainforest canopy, to the desertscapes of the south, where volcanic craters and twisted rock formations define the views.

Casablanca

Atlantic Ocean

Marrakesh Agadir

Canary La Palma Islands Lanzarote Tenerife

Taroudant

13-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $3,750pp 2018

PORT

NOV 9

Depart USA/Canada

NOV 10

Arrive MALAGA Spain Transfer to Aegean Odyssey

NOV 11

At Sea

NOV 12

River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

NOV 13

SEVILLE Spain

NOV 14

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

11.00am

NOV 15

CASABLANCA/FEZ Morocco Morning drive to Fez for afternoon sightseeing and overnight

8.00am

NOV 16

FEZ/RABAT/CASABLANCA Morocco Morning drive from Fez to Rabat for lunch and sightseeing en route to Casablanca to rejoin Aegean Odyssey

NOV 17

CASABLANCA/MARRAKESH Morocco Drive from Casablanca to Marrakesh for afternoon sightseeing and overnight overnight hotel

NOV 18

MARRAKESH/TAROUDANT/AGADIR Morocco Drive from Marrakesh via Taroudant to Agadir to rejoin Aegean Odyssey 7.00pm

NOV 19

LANZAROTE Canary Islands

2.00pm

7.00pm

NOV 20

LA PALMA Canary Islands

2.00pm

7.00pm

NOV 21

TENERIFE Canary Islands 6.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Tenerife Airport for flight home

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available pre-cruise. See page 79 for details

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Fez

Morocco

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DEPART

11.00pm

11.30am overnight 11.30pm 4.00pm

overnight hotel

overnight

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SA

$ VE R 1 , UP ST 6 T AT 0 O E 0 RO

ANDALUSIA – SEVILLE & CADIZ Join Aegean Odyssey in Malaga on the Costa del Sol, and enjoy a relaxing first day at sea. Time to settle in, take in a lecture and some late fall sun, and admire views of Gibraltar as we head from the Mediterranean into the Atlantic. Next day, you’ll cruise through the Andalusian countryside as we sail up the River Guadalquivir to dock in the very heart of Seville. During your stay you’ll visit the Royal Palace Alcazar, a building that amalgamates influences starting from the Arabic period right through to the Renaissance, Baroque and the nineteenth century. You’ll also have time to visit the splendid cathedral, third largest in Europe and home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Aegean Odyssey then calls at the port of Cadiz from where you visit Jerez de la Frontera, a town famous for the production of sherry and, after a tour of the city, you will stop at one of the famous Bodegas for a sherry tasting. MOROCCO’S HISTORIC CITIES – FEZ, RABAT & MARRAKESH Leaving Casablanca behind, we drive to Fez. With its UNESCO-listed souks and 4th-century religious schools, Fez is a medieval marvel as you will see on our included afternoon sightseeing. Enjoy dinner and overnight in Fez. Next morning, we head for Rabat, located on the Atlantic

Taroudant

coast. Rabat, meaning “fortified place,” is Morocco’s capital and sightseeing highlights include the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the Oudaya Gate, built during the Almohad dynasty, the Mohamed V Mausoleum, burial place of the present King’s father, and the façade of the Royal Palace. Enjoy a relaxing evening back on board Aegean Odyssey in Casablanca before heading inland to Marrakesh where sightseeing features a walk through the famous medina and a visit to 14th-century Ben Youssef Medrassa and 12th century Kubba El Baroudyine with its beautiful dome. Continue to the Marrakesh Museum and Kasbah, finishing in the famous Djemma el-Fna Square. Dinner and overnight in Marrakesh. After breakfast we drive south through the Atlas Mountains and visit ancient Taroudant on the way to Agadir. ATLANTIC ISLANDS – LANZAROTE, LA PALMA & TENERIFE On Lanzarote, you will discover a little known aspect of the Canary Islands as you travel to the stunning Timanfaya National Park, the famous Fire Mountains of Lanzarote. Lanzarote may be best known for its beaches but there is a lot more to the island. You will also have the opportunity to appreciate the coastline of Los Hervideros, where the lava from the eruption flowed down to the sea and, as it cooled, created some strange shapes. Sail into the harbor of Santa Cruz on La Palma island – one of the lesser-known Canary Islands – and you’ll be greeted by the island’s stunning volcanic landscape. Here you can either explore La Palma or venture inland to the Caldera de Taburiente National Park. Our last morning awakes to the sight of Tenerife, dominated by Mt Tiede, among the world’s largest volcanoes.

13 DAYS FROM MALAGA TO TENERIFE STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

OM

SAVER FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$8,795

$7,995

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

8,095

7,295

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

7,295

6,595

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

6,950

6,250

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,450

5,850

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,195

5,595

G

Premium Outside

5,850

5,350

H

Premium Outside

5,550

5,050

I

Premium Outside

5,250

4,750

J

Standard Outside

4,950

4,450

K

Premium Inside

4,645

4,195

L

Premium Inside

4,395

3,995

M

Standard Inside

4,150

3,750

Moorish Seville

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 86-87. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start from $4,295. Ask for full details.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Cruise inland through Andalusian countryside to Seville

Santa Cruz de La Palma

Enjoy flamenco on board Sample sherry in Jerez Visit Morocco’s great cities and enjoy hotel stays in Marrakesh and Fez Sail to the charming Canary Islands

69 Explore Marrakesh’s kasbah


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Cruise into the heart of Venice


Trieste

Venice Italy

Venice

Split

Adriatic Sea

Croatia

APRIL 27, 2018 ATHENS TO VENICE

GRAND AEGEAN EXPERIENCE, DALMATIA & VENICE

Ancona Split Livorno Croatia Adriatic Dubrovnik corsica Italy Sea Ajaccio Elba Rome Bonifacio Sorrento Salerno albania Menorca Brindisi Sarande Corfu greece Mallorca

Dubrovnik Kotor Bay

Montenegro

Corfu

MAY 17, 2018 VENICE TO SEVILLE

Greece Itea

Katakolon Athens Nauplia Mykonos Hydra Delos Nisyros Santorini Rhodes Heraklion SAVE UP TO Crete Karpathos

$2,000

GRAND VOYAGE TO ITALY, THE ADRIATIC & SPAIN

SPAIN

Mediterranean Sea

Seville

Cadiz

SAVE UP TO

$2,200 PER CABIN

PER CABIN

Room of the frescoes, Pompeii

The Caldera, Santorini

28-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $7,650pp

22-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $5,895pp 2018

PORT

2018

PORT

APR 27

Depart USA/Canada

MAY 13

APR 28

Arrive ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

KOTOR BAY Montenegro DUBROVNIK Croatia

hotel

MAY 14

DUBROVNIK Croatia

APR 29

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

hotel

MAY 15

SPLIT Croatia

MAY 19

APR 30

ATHENS/PIRAEUS Greece Embark Aegean Odyssey in nearby Piraeus

MAY 16

TRIESTE Italy

MAY 17 MAY 18

MAY 1

HYDRA Greek Islands

MAY 2

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

MAY 3

HERAKLION Crete, Greek Islands (Knossos)

MAY 4

KARPATHOS Greek Islands

MAY 5

RHODES Greek Islands

MAY 6

NISYROS Greek Islands

MAY 7

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

MAY 8

Sicily Taormina

Malaga

2018

PORT

2018

PORT

MAY 17

Depart USA/Canada

JUN 4

AJACCIO Corsica, France

MAY 18

Arrive VENICE Italy Transfer to Aegean Odyssey

JUN 5

MAHON Menorca, Spain

JUN 6

PALMA Majorca, Spain

VENICE Italy

JUN 7

At Sea

MAY 20

URBINO Italy (from Ancona)

JUN 8

MALAGA Spain

VENICE Italy

MAY 21

SPLIT Croatia

JUN 9

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

overnight

VENICE Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Venice Airport for flight home

MAY 22

DUBROVNIK Croatia

JUN 10

MAY 23

LECCE Italy (from Brindisi)

MAY 24

CORFU Greek Islands SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

CADIZ Spain River Cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

overnight

MAY 25

At Sea

JUN 11

MAY 26

TAORMINA Sicily Cruise through the Strait of Messina and past Stromboli

SEVILLE Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel

hotel

JUN 12

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

hotel

JUN 13

SEVILLE Spain Transfer to Seville Airport for flight home

Cruising overnight

AEG180430A

MAY 27

SALERNO Italy (Paestum) Cruise Amalfi Coast & Capri SORRENTO Italy

PIRAEUS Greece

MAY 28

MAY 9

NAUPLIA Greece (Mycenae or Epidaurus)

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii or Herculaneum)

MAY 29

SORRENTO Italy

MAY 10

KATAKOLON Greece (Olympia)

MAY 30

ROME Italy (from Civitavecchia)

MAY 11

ITEA Greece (Delphi)

MAY 31

FLORENCE Italy (from Livorno)

MAY 12

CORFU Greek Islands

JUN 1

PISA/LUCCA Italy (from Livorno)

JUN 2

ELBA Italy

JUN 3

Cruise the Maddalena Archipelago BONIFACIO Corsica, France

Split, Adriatic Coast

overnight

AEG180518A

overnight

overnight

Palma Cathedral Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available post-cruise. See page 79 for details.

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Olden Geiranger Flam Bergen norway Ulvik Oslo Stavanger Kristiansand scotland

England London Dartmouth

Falmouth

Honfleur

Atlantic MAY 27, 2018 ROME TO LONDON Ocean Bordeaux

GRAND ROME, IBERIA AND WESTERN EUROPE

Vigo Portugal Oporto Lisbon

SPAIN Seville

Cadiz

JUNE 8, 2018 SEVILLE TO LONDON

Mallorca

Livorno Elba italy corsica Rome Ajaccio Bonifacio

GRAND VOYAGE TO IBERIA, FRANCE, ENGLAND & NORWAY

Menorca

Mediterranean Sea

Malaga

North

Rosyth

England Sea Amsterdam London holland Dartmouth Falmouth Honfleur France

France

SAVE UP TO

$2,400

Atlantic Ocean

Bordeaux

Vigo Portugal Oporto SPAIN Lisbon Seville

SAVE UP TO

$2,400

PER CABIN

PER CABIN

Norway’s magnificent fjords

Oporto, Portugal

30-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $7,995pp

30-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $8,550pp

2018

PORT

2018

PORT

2018

PORT

2018

MAY 27

Depart USA/Canada

UN 11

JUN 8

Depart USA/Canada

JUN 25

MAY 28

Arrive ROME Italy Transfer to hotel

JUN 9

hotel

JUN 26

At Sea

MAY 29

ROME Italy

hotel

JUN 12

Arrive SEVILLE Spain Transfer to hotel

ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

hotel

SEVILLE Spain River cruising along the Guadalquivir River At Sea

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

hotel

JUN 27

MAY 30

ROME Italy Transfer to Civitavecchia to embark Aegean Odyssey

JUN 13

JUN 10

LISBON Portugal OPORTO Portugal

JUN 28

JUN 15

VIGO Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

Fjord cruising OLDEN Norway

JUN 16

At Sea

SEVILLE Spain Embark Aegean Odyssey River cruising along the Guadalquivir River

ULVIK/EIDFJORD Norway (Cruise Hardangerfjord)

JUN 14

JUN 11

JUN 29

JUN 17

River cruising along the Gironde River BORDEAUX France

HELLESYLT Norway GEIRANGER Norway

JUN 18

BORDEAUX France

JUN 19 JUN 20

MAY 31

FLORENCE Italy (from Livorno)

JUN 1

PISA/LUCCA Italy (from Livorno)

JUN 2

ELBA Italy

JUN 3

overnight

Cruise the Isles Lavezzi and Maddalena Archipelago BONIFACIO Corsica, France

JUN 12

At Sea

JUN 13

LISBON Portugal

JUN 30

BERGEN Norway

JUN 14

OPORTO Portugal

JUL 1

At Sea

JUN 15

FLAM Norway Flam Railway excursion and cruising Sognefjord

FALMOUTH England (Eden Project)

VIGO Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

JUN 16

At Sea

JUL 2

STAVANGER Norway

JUN 17

River cruising along the Gironde River BORDEAUX France overnight

JUL 3

KRISTIANSAND Norway

JUL 4

OSLO Norway

JUN 18

BORDEAUX France

JUL 5

At Sea

JUN 19

At Sea

JUL 6

AMSTERDAM Holland (Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum)

JUL 7

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury and transfer to London Airport for flight home

JUN 4

AJACCIO Corsica, France

JUN 5

MAHON Menorca, Spain

JUN 21

DARTMOUTH England

JUN 6

PALMA Majorca, Spain

JUN 22

HONFLEUR France

JUN 23

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury and transfer to hotel

hotel

JUN 20

FALMOUTH England (Eden Project)

JUN 24

LONDON England

hotel

JUN 21

DARTMOUTH England

JUN 25

LONDON England Transfer to London Airport for flight home

JUN 22

HONFLEUR France

JUN 23

LONDON/TILBURY England

JUN 24

At Sea

JUN 7 JUN 8

At Sea MALAGA Spain

JUN 9

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

JUN 10

CADIZ Spain River Cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

overnight

overnight

AEG180530A

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PORT

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid pre-cruise, and/or 2-night post-cruise hotel stay in London. See page 79 for details.

AEG180611A


Akureyri Husavik Isafjordur iceland Reykjavik Heimaey

JUNE 20, 2018 LONDON BACK TO LONDON

faroe islands Torshavn

Olden Geiranger shetland islands Bergen Flam Lerwick Ulvik norway Oslo Atlantic Scrabster Stavanger Kristiansand scotland

Ocean

GRAND VOYAGE TO NORWAY, ICELAND & ATLANTIC ISLANDS

Akureyri Husavik Isafjordur iceland Reykjavik Heimaey

North

Rosyth

England Sea Amsterdam London holland

SAVE UP TO

$2,600

faroe islands Torshavn

shetland islands Lerwick Scrabster Atlantic Portree scotland Ocean Rosyth Oban Port of Tyne Dublin England Hull ireland Holyhead London WALES Falmouth Tresco Guernsey Isles of channel scilly islands

JULY 4, 2018 LONDON BACK TO LONDON

GRAND CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF BRITAIN & ICELAND

SAVE UP TO

$2,600

PER CABIN

PER CABIN

Northernmost outpost of the Roman Empire - Hadrians Wall

Cruise to the edge of the Arctic

33-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $9,595pp

33-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $9,595pp

2018

PORT

2018

PORT

2018

PORT

2018

PORT

JUN 20

Depart USA/Canada

JUL 8/9

At Sea

JUL 4

Depart USA/Canada

JUL 24

GUERNSEY Channel Islands

JUN 21

Arrive LONDON England Transfer to hotel

JUL 10

LERWICK Shetland Islands, Scotland

JUL 5

FALMOUTH England (Eden Project)

JUL 11

At Sea

Arrive LONDON England Transfer to hotel

JUL 25

hotel

hotel

JUL 26

TRESCO Isles of Scilly

JUN 22

LONDON England

hotel

JUL 12

HEIMAEY Iceland

JUL 6

LONDON England

hotel

JUL 27

JUN 23

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

JUL 13

REYKJAVIK Iceland

JUL 7

HOLYHEAD Wales (Caernarfon Castle)

ISAFJORDUR Iceland

DUBLIN Ireland

At Sea

JUL 14

JUL 28

JUN 24

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

JUL 29

OBAN Scotland (Inveraray Castle)

JUN 25

ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

JUL 30

PORTREE Isle of Skye, Scotland

JUL 31

SCRABSTER Scotland

JUN 26

At Sea

JUL 15

AKUREYRI Iceland

JUL 16

HUSAVIK Iceland

JUL 17

At Sea

JUL 18

TORSHAVN Faroe Islands

JUL 8/9

At Sea

JUL 10

LERWICK Shetland Islands, Scotland

JUL 11

At Sea

AUG 1

EDINBURGH Scotland

AUG 2

PORT OF TYNE England (Hadrian’s Wall)

AUG 3

HULL England (York)

AUG 4

At Sea

AUG 5

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury and transfer to London Airport

JUN 27

ULVIK/EIDFJORD Norway (Cruise Hardangerfjord)

JUL 19

SCRABSTER Scotland (Castle of Mey)

JUL 12

HEIMAEY Iceland

JUN 28

Fjord cruising OLDEN Norway

JUL 20

ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

JUL 13

REYKJAVIK Iceland

JUL 14

ISAFJORDUR Iceland

JUN 29

HELLESYLT/GEIRANGER Norway

JUL 21

At Sea

JUL 15

AKUREYRI Iceland

JUN 30

BERGEN Norway

JUL 22

JUL 16

HUSAVIK Iceland

JUL 1

FLAM Norway Flam Railway excursion and cruising Sognefjord

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey at Tower Bridge and transfer to London Airport for flight home

JUL 17

At Sea

JUL 18

TORSHAVN Faroe Islands

JUL 19

SCRABSTER Scotland (Castle of Mey)

JUL 20

ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

JUL 2

STAVANGER Norway

JUL 3

KRISTIANSAND Norway

JUL 4

OSLO Norway

AEG180623A

JUL 5

At Sea

JUL 21

At Sea

JUL 6

AMSTERDAM Holland (Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum)

JUL 22

LONDON England

JUL 23

At Sea

JUL 7

LONDON/TILBURY England

Two nights in London

AEG180707A

Icelandic capital, Reykjavik

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Akureyri Husavik Isafjordur iceland Reykjavik Heimaey

England London

faroe islands Torshavn

shetland islands Lerwick Scrabster Atlantic Ocean Portree scotland Rosyth Oban Port of Tyne Dublin England Hull ireland Holyhead London WALES Falmouth Tresco Guernsey Isles of channel scilly islands

JULY 19, 2018 LONDON BACK TO LONDON

GRAND BRITAIN, ICELAND & NORTHERN WATERS

SAVE UP TO

$2,600

Atlantic Ocean

Honfleur Rouen Nantes

Bordeaux France San Portofino Sebastian Marseilles Livorno Sete Monte italy Carlo Rome Barcelona Oporto SPAIN Portugal Valencia Mediterranean Lisbon

AUGUST 17, 2018 LONDON TO ROME

La Coruna

GRAND FRANCE, IBERIA & ITALY

Cadiz

SAVE UP TO

$2,400

PER CABIN

PER CABIN

Sail from London’s iconic Tower Bridge

The glories of Rome

33-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $9,595pp PORT

2018

PORT

2018

JUL 19

Depart USA/Canada

AUG 9

At Sea

AUG 17

Depart USA/Canada

JUL 20

Arrive LONDON England Transfer to hotel

hotel

AUG 10

HEIMAEY Iceland

AUG 18

hotel

LONDON England

hotel

REYKJAVIK Iceland

Arrive LONDON England Transfer to hotel

JUL 21

AUG 11

ISAFJORDUR Iceland

AUG 19

LONDON England

hotel

JUL 22

AUG 12

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey at Tower Bridge

AUG 13

AKUREYRI Iceland

AUG 20

AUG 14

HUSAVIK Iceland

AUG 15

At Sea

AUG 16

TORSHAVN Faroe Islands

AUG 17

KIRKWALL Orkney Islands, Scotland (Skara Brae)

AUG 22

ROUEN France

AUG 23

HONFLEUR France

NEWHAVEN Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

AUG 24

At Sea

AUG 25

River cruising along the Loire NAN`TES France (Chateaux Country)

AUG 26

River cruising along the Gironde BORDEAUX France (Vineyards and wine tasting) overnight

At Sea

AUG 21

JUL 24

GUERNSEY Channel Islands

JUL 25

FALMOUTH England (Eden Project)

JUL 26

TRESCO Isles of Scilly

JUL 27

HOLYHEAD Wales (Caernarfon Castle)

AUG 18

JUL 28

DUBLIN Ireland

JUL 29

AUG 19

At Sea

OBAN Scotland (Inveraray Castle)

JUL 30

AUG 20

PORTREE Isle of Skye, Scotland

JUL 31

SCRABSTER Scotland (Castle of Mey)

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury and transfer to London Airport

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EDINBURGH Scotland

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LONDON/TILBURY England

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LISBON Portugal

SEP 2

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

SEP 3

MALAGA Spain

SEP 4

At Sea

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

SEP 5

VALENCIA Spain

SEP 6

BARCELONA Spain

River cruising along the Seine ROUEN France

SEP 7

CARCASSONNE France (from Sete)

SEP 8

MARSEILLES France (Avignon)

overnight

SEP 9

MARSEILLES France Cruising the French Riviera MONTE CARLO Monaco

overnight

SEP 10

MONTE CARLO Monaco

SEP 11

Cruising Cinque Terre PORTOFINO Italy

SEP 12

FLORENCE/PISA Italy (from Livorno)

SEP 13

ROME Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Civitavecchia and transfer to hotel

hotel

SEP 14

ROME Italy

hotel

SEP 15

ROME Italy Transfer to Rome Airport for flight home

AUG 27

BORDEAUX France

AUG 28

SAN SEBASTIAN Spain

AUG 29

At Sea

AUG 30

LA CORUNA Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

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OPORTO Portugal

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AUG 29

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SEP 16

SEP 24

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HYDRA Greek Islands

AUG 30

Arrive LISBON Portugal Transfer to hotel

SEP 25

Arrive VENICE Italy Embark Aegean Odyssey

OCT 7

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

hotel

SORRENTO Italy Cruise along Amalfi Coast SALERNO Italy (Paestum)

AUG 31

LISBON Portugal

hotel

SEP 17

SEP 26

VENICE Italy

HERAKLION Crete, Greek Islands (Knossos)

SEP 1

LISBON Portugal Embark Aegean Odyssey

Cruise past Stromboli and through the Strait of Messina TAORMINA Sicily

OCT 8

SEP 27

URBINO Italy (from Ancona)

OCT 9

KARPATHOS Greek Islands

SEP 18

At Sea

SEP 28

SPLIT Croatia

OCT 10

RHODES Greek Islands

SEP 19

CORFU Greek Islands SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

SEP 29

KORCULA Croatia Cruising past Hvar and Brac DUBROVNIK Croatia

OCT 11

NISYROS Greek Islands

OCT 12

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

OCT 13

PIRAEUS Greece Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Athens Airport for flight home

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CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

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MALAGA Spain

SEP 4

At Sea

SEP 20

LECCE Italy (from Brindisi)

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VALENCIA Spain

SEP 21

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BARCELONA Spain

SEP 22

SPLIT Croatia

SEP 7

CARCASSONNE France (from Sete)

SEP 23

URBINO Italy (from Ancona)

SEP 8

MARSEILLES France (Avignon)

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VENICE Italy

SEP 25

VENICE Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Venice Airport for flight home

MARSEILLES France Cruising the French Riviera MONTE CARLO Monaco

Karpathos

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DUBROVNIK Croatia KOTOR BAY Montenegro (Scenic cruising)

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CORFU Greek Islands

OCT 2

KATAKOLON Greece (Olympia) PYLOS Greece

OCT 3

PYLOS Greece (Venetian Castles)

OCT 4

MONEMVASIA Greece HYDRA Greek Islands

OCT 5

ATHENS Greece

overnight

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overnight

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MONTE CARLO Monaco

SEP 11

Cruising Cinque Terre PORTOFINO Italy

SEP 12

FLORENCE/PISA Italy (from Livorno)

SEP 13

ROME Italy (from Civitavecchia)

SEP 14

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii & Herculaneum)

overnight

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Kavala Thessalonica

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Volos Greece Delphi Katakolon

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TINOS Greek Islands

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VOLOS Greece (Meteora)

Arrive ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

ALEXANDRIA/CAIRO Egypt Morning sightseeing, after lunch on board transfer to Cairo hotel

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hotel

OCT 16

THESSALONICA Greece

ATHENS/DELPHI Greece Morning drive for sightseeing at Osios Loukas en route to Delphi for afternoon sightseeing and overnight hotel

OCT 17

THESSALONICA Greece Cruising past Mt Athos

CAIRO Egypt (Memphis & Sakkara, Egyptian Museum and Dinner cruise on the Nile)

hotel

OCT 18

KAVALA Greece (Philippi)

DELPHI/NAUPLIA Greece Morning drive to Mycenae for sightseeing, then on to Nauplia for overnight

OCT 19

SAMOTHRAKI Greek Islands

OCT 20

CHIOS Greek Islands

Depart USA/Canada

OCT 1

Arrive ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

hotel

OCT 2

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

OCT 3

OCT 5

PORT

OCT 13

SEP 30

OCT 4

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Monasteries of Meteora

NAUPLIA/PIRAEUS Greece Sightseeing in Epidaurus en route to embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus

hotel

OCT 21

PATMOS Greek Islands

OCT 22

PIRAEUS Greece Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Athens Airport for flight home

overnight

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ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

hotel

OCT 26

OCT 12

ATHENS/DELPHI Greece Morning drive for sightseeing at Osios Loukas en route to Delphi for sightseeing and overnight

hotel

OCT 27

CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA Egypt Morning sightseeing at Pyramids at Giza followed by special lunch by the pyramids. Afternoon transfer to re-embark Aegean Odyssey in Alexandria.

OCT 28

At Sea

OCT 29

RHODES Greek Islands

OCT 30

PIRAEUS Greece Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Athens Airport for flight home

OCT 13

DELPHI/CORINTH/PIRAEUS Greece Morning drive to Corinth for sightseeing en route to Piraeus to embark Aegean Odyssey

OCT 14

TINOS Greek Islands

OCT 15

VOLOS Greece (Meteora)

OCT 16

THESSALONICA Greece

OCT 17

THESSALONICA Greece Cruising past Mt Athos

OCT 18

KAVALA Greece (Philippi)

OCT 6

HYDRA Greek Islands

OCT 7

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

OCT 8

HERAKLION Crete, Greek Islands (Knossos)

OCT 19

SAMOTHRAKI Greek Islands

OCT 20

CHIOS Greek Islands

OCT 9

KARPATHOS Greek Islands

OCT 21

PATMOS Greek Islands

OCT 10

RHODES Greek Islands

OCT 22

PIRAEUS/ATHENS Greece

OCT 11

NISYROS Greek Islands

OCT 23

OCT 12

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

HERAKLION Crete, Greek Islands (Knossos)

OCT 24

At Sea

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hotel

overnight

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The treasures of Alexandria


spain

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Catania sicily Valletta malta

Malaga

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OCT 27

OCT 27

Depart USA/Canada

NOV 13 SEVILLE Spain

OCT 18

Arrive ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

OCT 28

NOV 14 CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

hotel

Arrive ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

hotel

OCT 19

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

hotel

CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA Egypt Morning sightseeing at Pyramids at Giza followed by special lunch by the pyramids. Afternoon transfer to reembark Aegean Odyssey in Alexandria.

OCT 29

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

hotel

OCT 20

ATHENS/DELPHI Greece Morning drive for sightseeing at Osios Loukas en route to Delphi for afternoon sightseeing and overnight hotel

OCT 28

At Sea

OCT 30

OCT 29

RHODES Greek Islands

ATHENS/PIRAEUS Greece Embark Aegean Odyssey in nearby Piraeus

OCT 30

PIRAEUS/ATHENS Greece

OCT 31

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

DELPHI/NAUPLIA Greece Morning drive to Mycenae for sightseeing en route to Nauplia for overnight

OCT 31

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

NOV 1

HERAKLION Crete (Knossos)

NOV 2

CHANIA Crete

NOV 3

At Sea

NOV 4

VALLETTA Malta

NOV 5

CATANIA Sicily (Syracuse or Taormina)

NOV 6

PALERMO Sicily (Monreale)

NOV 7

TRAPANI Sicily (Segesta)

OCT 21

OCT 22

OCT 23

hotel

NAUPLIA/PIRAEUS Greece Sightseeing in Epidaurus en route to embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus HERAKLION Crete, Greek Islands (Knossos)

NOV 1

HERAKLION Crete (Knossos)

NOV 2

CHANIA Crete

NOV 3

At Sea

NOV 4

VALLETTA Malta

NOV 5

CATANIA Sicily (Syracuse or Taormina)

PORT

NOV 17 CASABLANCA/MARRAKESH Morocco Drive from Casablanca to Marrakesh for afternoon sightseeing and overnight

NOV 6

PALERMO Sicily (Monreale) TRAPANI Sicily (Segesta)

NOV 10 MALAGA Spain

OCT 25

NOV 7

ALEXANDRIA/CAIRO Egypt Morning sightseeing, after lunch on board transfer to Cairo hotel

NOV 19 LANZAROTE Canary Islands

NOV 8/9 At Sea

NOV 11 At Sea

NOV 20 LA PALMA Canary Islands

NOV 10

NOV 12 River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

CAIRO Egypt (Memphis & Sakkara, Egyptian Museum and Dinner cruise on the Nile)

hotel

overnight

hotel

NOV 18 MARRAKESH/TAROUDANT/AGADIR Morocco Drive from Marrakesh via Taroudant to Agadir to rejoin Aegean Odyssey

At Sea

MALAGA Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Malaga Airport for flight home

hotel

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OCT 24

hotel

overnight

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NOV 8/9 At Sea

OCT 26

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Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available post-cruise. See page 79 for details.

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where you’ll stay ashore Our pre- and/or post-cruise hotel stays are the perfect way to begin or end your cruise. Not only will you have time to relax after or before your flight, you will also have ample time to explore these wonderful cities. Balcony cabin guests (categories D and above) will stay at 5-star hotels and guests in categories E and below will be in either 4 or 5-star hotels. Guests traveling together should advise their travel agent or Voyages to Antiquity Reservations at time of booking. Pre- and post-cruise city hotels include breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service charges, a half-day escorted sightseeing tour, transfers between airports, hotels and ship and the services of our hospitality desk during your stay.

your hotels CITY

BALCONY CLASS

PREMIUM CLASS

ATHENS

Grande Bretagne

King George

CAIRO

Four Seasons

Four Seasons

DELPHI

Amalia

FEZ

Marriott Jenan Palace (Superior Rooms)

Amalia Marriott Jenan Palace

LISBON

Altis Avenida

Sana Lisboa

LONDON

Grange St Pauls

Grange City

MARRAKESH Sofitel Palais Imperial NAUPLIA

Amalia

ROME

Excelsior

SEVILLE

Grand Melia Colon

ATHENS, GREECE Grande Bretagne Elegant guest rooms with courtyard or city views and lavish public rooms decked with crystal, damask and tapestries make this a grand hotel in the finest tradition. Retreats and restaurants include the Winter Garden, Alexander’s Bar, the Pool Bar (on the seventh floor!) and floodlit views of the Acropolis from the GB Roof Garden Restaurant and bar. You can unwind at the GB Spa Athens.

DELPHI, GREECE Amalia A beautiful modernist hotel located at the foot of Mount Parnassus. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free Wi-Fi alongside the essential amenities you would expect from Amalia, with impressive views across the lush green valley to the towns of Itea and Galaxidi, a large outdoor pool, hot tub and gardens.

Grande Bretagne, Athens

FEZ, MOROCCO Marriott Jenan Palace Fully restored, extended and renovated luxury hotel set in lush large grounds with trees, flowers and plants, enclosed by its own high walls for absolute privacy and security. Large elegant rooms tastefully furnished in the finest tradition for comfort and luxury. Large swimming pool and sunbathing area, selection of dining outlets including Italian and Moroccan restaurants, an elegant retreat in the heart of Fez.

King George Situated in the heart of the city and dating back to 1930, the hotel has hosted not only legendary personalities but also some of Athens’ most prestigious events. With panoramic views over the illuminated Acropolis, the hotel transcends all expectations. The refined accommodations and the picturesque dining at the Tudor Hall Restaurant set the scene for a memorable experience.

LISBON, PORTUGAL Altis Avenida The Altis Avenida is a charming boutique hotel in Lisbon. Located in Restauradores Square in the heart of the city, the architecture and decor of the hotel are inspired by 1940’s glamour and revolve around the concept of urban chic. The 70 rooms of this five-star hotel provide an atmosphere that is both cozy and sophisticated.

Grand Savoy Amalia Starhotel Metropole Melia Sevilla

CAIRO, EGYPT Four Seasons This modern neoclassical hotel on the banks of the Nile has been designed to subtly trace the curve of the river, allowing for panoramic views across Gezira Island and the 12th-century citadel. With indoor and outdoor pools, a 24-hour fitness center and seven restaurants, you will find an understated elegance right in the heart of the legendary Cairo Corniche.

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Hotel Excelsior, Rome

Four Seasons, Cairo


you’re in the midst of everything. But, set apart from the whizzing Vespas and honking horns, this is also a peaceful spot, fully refurbished to offer comfort without compromise.

OPTIONAL 2-NIGHT STAYS LONDON, ENGLAND Grange City Hotel – see description in main hotel listings on this page. 2 nights: Twin/Double $525pp; Single $750

Starhotel Metropole, Rome

Sana Lisboa Located in the heart of Lisbon, Sana Lisboa is a modern hotel that offers spacious rooms with contemporary decor and equipped with all conveniences. The excellent location on Fontes Pereira de Melo Avenue (next to the Marques de Pombal), a short distance from the historic center of Lisbon makes this an excellent base in Lisbon.

LONDON, ENGLAND Grange, St Paul’s The Grange St Paul's is a luxury 5-star hotel nestled beside St. Paul's Cathedral in London’s financial district. Its contemporary glass interior houses modern guest bedrooms, an array of bars and restaurants, a stunning Ajala Spa, and a private Health and Fitness Club with gym and swimming pool. Grange, City This luxury hotel has sweeping views over the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. The building incorporates the last remaining section of London’s Roman Wall. The hotel features stunning guest bedrooms and in-house facilities include several vibrant bars and restaurants, and a state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Club, swimming pool and spa.

MARRAKESH, MOROCCO Sofitel Palais Imperial Set in lush, fountained gardens of fragrant herbs, bougainvilleas and a palm-ringed pool, this 5-star palace is impressive in its majesty. Marble columns soaring to sculpted ceilings, traditional zellige tiles and the deep reds and browns of oriental tapestries induce a sense of atmosphere. The entire resort breathes relaxation and refinement, from outdoor sofas and loungers round the pool to sumptuous rooms. Grand Savoy With its splendid public spaces, magnificent outdoor pools and top-class restaurants, the Grand Savoy is an excellent base in Marrakesh. The Grand Spa is the ideal place to relax after sightseeing and shopping. The center includes giant indoor pools, a sauna, and a Turkish

Sofitel Palais Imperial, Marrakesh

bath. Rooms are, of course, airconditioned and come with free Wi-Fi connection.

NAUPLIA, GREECE Amalia The Nauplia Amalia has a classic Mediterranean design based around an outdoor swimming pool and poolside bar, enclosed by beautiful gardens and palm trees. Boasting views of the Palamidi Fortress and the nearby town which is within walking distance, this is the perfect balance of traditional charm and comfort designed to refresh and inspire.

SEVILLE, SPAIN Gran Melia Colon Located in the historical and cultural heart of the city, the 5-star Gran Melia Colon offers a striking combination of art, culture and style. It also prides itself on its service and design. With an aesthetic of rich contrasts, the Gran Melia Colon combines intelligent historical features with contemporary touches to create a warm and elegant environment. Melia Sevilla Located in the heart of Seville, opposite the Parque de Maria Luisa and Plaza Espana and very close to the University (Old Tobacco Factory), the Alcazar, the Barrio de Santa Cruz district, the Cathedral and the Archive of the Indies, the Melia Sevilla is the perfect choice thanks to its excellent location in the city center.

ROME, ITALY Excelsior Rich in history and located on the legendary Via Veneto, the Excelsior has hosted celebrities, statesmen and artists visiting the Eternal City and is nestled between the Spanish Steps and the Borghese Gardens. Its guest rooms and indoor pool, with health and fitness center, make this one of the most unique hotels in Rome. Starhotel Metropole Few four-star hotels capture the spirit of this dynamic city quite like the Metropole. Standing close to the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma,

Includes breakfast daily, half-day city sightseeing and transfers.

MADRID, SPAIN Melia Princesa Recently renovated to beautifully combine traditional luxury with a surprising cutting edge, the Melia Princesa is an emblem of the city of Madrid. Just a few minutes from Gran Via, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and the Prado Museum, the Melia Princesa is the best option for enjoying the daytime activities and wonderful nightlife in this busy city. 2 nights: Twin/Double $595pp; Single $738 Includes breakfast daily, half-day city sightseeing, transfers and hi-speed train ticket between Madrid and Seville or visa versa.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OVERLAND TOURS IN MOROCCO, GREECE & EGYPT

4- and 5-star hotels as listed or similar; breakfast, lunch (when traveling between cities) and dinner daily; land transportation by luxury, air-conditioned motorcoach; entrance fees to places of interest visited; English-speaking escort/guide throughout; baggage handling at hotels; bottled water during all meals and on included sightseeing; taxes and service charges. Please note: hotels listed are subject to change and the right is reserved to substitute hotels of a similar or superior standard. Gran Melia Colon, Seville

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GENERAL INFORMATION THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION AND VISAS All information provided below pertains to US and Canadian citizens only and is valid at the time of this printing, July 2017. All information regarding current visa and passport requirements can be found on Voyages to Antiquity’s website, www.voyagestoantiquity.com. Requirements for other nationalities can be obtained from the consulates of the countries to be visited on the specific cruise and land program. It is each guest’s own responsibility to ensure that they have the required documentation prior to travel. Failure to produce the required documentation at embarkation may result in denied boarding and any expenses incurred as a result are not the responsibility of Voyages to Antiquity.

PASSPORTS A passport, valid for a minimum of 6 months after the last date of travel with Voyages to Antiquity is required for all cruise and land programs. Special Note: Guests on itineraries which include calls to Arab countries and that may have an Israeli visa or entry stamp in their passport are strongly encouraged to obtain a new passport prior to travel. This is simply a recommendation and is not a requirement. VISAS At time of printing, no visas for US or Canadian citizens are required to be purchased for the countries visited on these itineraries with the exception of the following: Albania and Egypt Group visas are obtained by the ship on arrival. At least 90 days prior to departure, we must have the following information relating to each passenger: full name (as it appears on passport), address, nationality, date and place of birth; plus

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passport number, expiration date and date and place of issue. Guests cannot be included in group visas if this information is not supplied by the required time.

PRIVACY POLICY Voyages to Antiquity requires all guests to provide full passport details, including addresses and next of kin information prior to issuance of final documentation. The personal information provided to the company is only shared as required by government regulations to the local authorities for the purposes of customs, visas, and immigration clearances. The information may also be shared with certain suppliers of your travel arrangements. It should be understood that when making your booking you agree to your personal information being passed on as described above. You may also receive marketing communications from Voyages to Antiquity unless you indicate otherwise.

SPECIAL NEEDS Please consider the following issues carefully prior to booking and discuss any concerns with your travel agent and Voyages to Antiquity before making your deposit. The cruises and land programs featured include extensive sightseeing of ancient archaeological sites which involve walking on uneven surfaces, up and down multiple stairs, and require a certain level of fitness and mobility. A number of ports on the itineraries require disembarkation of the ship with the ship or local tenders. There is one cabin specifically designed for wheelchair use. However, guests must bring their own collapsible wheelchair, dimensions of which must not exceed 26” wide. Motorized scooters of any kind are not able to be accommodated onboard Aegean Odyssey. Guests that need to travel with medical apparatus including wheelchairs, portable CPAP’s, and

orthopedic devices must advise Voyages to Antiquity, in writing, at the time of deposit. Oxygen concentrators of any size are not permitted. A doctor’s statement of fitness may be required. All guests need to be self-sufficient and have an able-bodied guest traveling with them to take full responsibility for any assistance that is required. Important Notice: Failure to advise Voyages to Antiquity as required may result in denied boarding and no refunds are provided for such incidents.

HEALTH There is a fully equipped medical center staffed by a physician and licensed nurse for the benefit of both the guests and the crew. The medical center is primarily intended to provide acute care for illness and accidents that may occur while on vacation and is not intended to provide long term care for patients with chronic illnesses or as a substitute for regular health care. Charges apply for consultations, prescriptions, and cabin visits. Guests that require regular treatments or testing of any kind during the cruise and land program must advise Voyages to Antiquity at the time of deposit. Voyages to Antiquity has the right to refuse or revoke passage to anyone who, in its judgment, is in a physical condition that is beyond the care that can be provided or made available.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary restrictions or specific food allergies. Guests with specific food allergies must advise Voyages to Antiquity in writing at the time of deposit, and while all possible is done to meet the requirement(s), the guest is expected to exercise due caution when dining, either on board or during pre- or post-cruise land stays or on full-day excursions.

The ship can meet most general requests such as low cholesterol, diabetic, and salt- or fat-free. While all dietary requests are provided to our local suppliers and hotels in advance Voyages to Antiquity cannot guarantee fulfillment on included meals at hotels or restaurants on preor post-cruise land stays or on full-day excursions.

SHORE EXCURSIONS AND LAND ARRANGEMENTS Shore Excursions: Included in each port of call where suitable; some excursions will be available at an additional cost. Descriptions of the tours will be sent with your final documents or made available on the Voyages to Antiquity website. Lunches on full-day tours can be a picnic lunch provided by Aegean Odyssey or at a local restaurant. On some excursions, time for lunch will be provided in an area offering a wide choice of cafes and restaurants, and lunch is not included in order to leave the choice of menu up to you (such as in Rome, Florence and Urbino). Please note that these programs are planned far in advance of your visit, and we reserve the right to change, cancel, or substitute an included excursion at any time.

SMOKING Smoking is only permitted on Belvedere Deck aft. Smoking is prohibited in all other areas including cabins, balconies, and on excursion motorcoaches. All included hotel rooms are requested by Voyages to Antiquity as non-smoking; however this is not always possible and Voyages to Antiquity cannot be held responsible if the guest’s preference is not available on arrival.

CURRENCY, PAYMENTS AND GRATUITIES ON BOARD A “cashless” system is operated on board Aegean Odyssey with all purchases charged to your cabin account. The final account can be settled in US$


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$595 – $795 FROM OVER 30 US GATEWAYS

or GB£ at the end of the cruise. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards, and Travelers Checks can be used for settlement; however American Express cardholders will be charged a 2% surcharge. Personal checks and some debit cards cannot be accepted. Gratuities for the services you receive on board Aegean Odyssey from your cabin steward and dining room staff are included in your cruise fare. Naturally, guests at their own discretion may wish to show their appreciation to individuals offering exceptional service. Please note that a service charge of 12.5% is automatically added to your account for any bar service.

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Cabins and suites feature European 2-pin round outlets with 220 voltage. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers, and other small appliances can be used. Adapters/converters are available on board for conversion to 110 volts if required; however, we recommend you bring your own in the event supplies are limited. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

LAUNDRY AND PRESSING Valet service is available for laundry and pressing. A laundry bag and order form are provided in your cabin.

COMMUNICATIONS Aegean Odyssey is fitted with the latest satellite communication technology and direct dial telephones in all cabins. There is also an internet

center on Belvedere Deck and charges are based on connection time.

CHILDREN Voyages to Antiquity cruise programs are destination focused and designed for adults. There are no facilities for children on board Aegean Odyssey. We consider the cruises unsuitable for children under the age of twelve.

DINING ARRANGEMENTS Dining arrangements on Aegean Odyssey are flexible as both restaurants have an “open-seating” policy with meal times arranged to suit the ship’s time in port and the shore excursion programs. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the Terrace Café, while lunch and dinner only are available in the Marco Polo Restaurant. On days when full-day shore excursion tours are operated, lunch will only be available in either the Terrace Café or Marco Polo Restaurant. Reservations can be made for dinner in the Marco Polo Restaurant.

CONSIDERATION FOR OTHERS We expect all guests to have consideration for other people. If, in our reasonable opinion, the behavior of any guest is likely to cause upset or distress to any third party or damage to property, the Company reserves the right, in extreme circumstances, to terminate that guest’s cruise and land program without prior notice. No refunds will be made and the Company will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination of the trip arrangements. The departure of the ship from any port will not be delayed for guests are who are not on board by the official departure time as advised by the ship.

Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a complete vacation package and take advantage of Voyages to Antiquity’s Low-Cost Economy Class air programs. Sample fares from several US cities are shown here. Please ask your Travel Agent or one of our representatives for the low cost fares from 30 additional US cities. Using the world’s leading airlines, Voyages to Antiquity offers you convenient routings and exceptional savings. And with all transfers included, you’ll be met on arrival at your destination airport, and enjoy being transferred in comfort to Aegean Odyssey. At the end of your vacation, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. Upgrade costs for Business Class may be available on request – please call for details. Customized Air Travel – You may wish to make changes to the flight itinerary provided by Voyages to Antiquity. Your Travel Agent can make these flight requests on your behalf when you confirm your reservation. For example, you may wish to request travel on a specific carrier, or travel on different departure or return dates. Any additional costs associated with the request will be added to your reservation once your new itinerary has been accepted. Seat Assignments – Voyages to Antiquity will request aisle and next seating when making flight arrangements. Some airlines no longer allow specific seats to be requested for Economy Class travel. Frequent Flyer Mileage – You may be able to accrue miles on most carriers we use but will not be able to use miles for upgrades or any

other amenities. Please note that not all airline alliances allow accrual of miles from one carrier to the other and guests should check this with their Frequent Flyer Mileage program affiliate. Special requests such as wheelchair, meals, or bookings in the new economy comfort seating areas should be arranged directly with the airlines. SAMPLE AIR ADD-ONS ATLANTA

$595

MINNEAPOLIS

$795

BOSTON

$595

NEW YORK

$595

CHARLOTTE

$695

PHILADELPHIA

$595

CHICAGO

$595

PORTLAND, OR

$795

DALLAS

$595

SAN ANTONIO

$695

DENVER

$695

SAN FRANCISCO

$795

DETROIT

$595

SEATTLE

$795

HOUSTON

$595

ST LOUIS

$695

LOS ANGELES

$795

TAMPA

$695

MIAMI

$595

WASHINGTON DC

$595

Some restrictions apply. You will not be able to make changes to your confirmed flight arrangements without an additional fee once tickets are issued. In some cases, change fees may apply prior to ticketing. All government and airline fees and taxes are included in the above air fares and are subject to change at any time prior to final payment. The air itinerary is subject to change and is not considered final until ticketed at 30 days prior to sailing. Free Grand Voyage Roundtrip Economy Airfare offers applicable in conjunction with cruise-tour purchase only, and include all government taxes, fees and airline fuel surcharges, which may change at any time. Included transfers are provided only in conjunction with arrival and departure dates of cruise-tours (including optional pre- and post-cruise hotel stays) as outlined in this brochure for guests using Voyages to Antiquity air arrangements. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply.

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AEGEAN ODYSSEY

DECK PLAN BRIDGE BRIDGE BRIDGE BRIDGE

804 804 803 803804804 803803 806 806 805 805806806 805805

703 703704704 703703 704 704

AMBASSADOR AMBASSADOR AMBASSADOR AMBASSADOR LOUNGE LOUNGE LOUNGE LOUNGE

705 705 706 706 705705 706706 707 707 708 708 707707 708708

810 •

709 709714714 714 714 709709 711 711716716 716 716 711711

• •• • • •• •

810 • 810 • 810 •

809 •

809 • 809 • 809 •

808 808 807 807808808 807807

701 701 702 701701 702 702 702

712 • 710 •

802 802 801 801802802 801801

712 • 710 • 712 • 710 • 712 • 710 •

OBSERVATION OBSERVATION OBSERVATION OBSERVATION LOUNGE LOUNGE LOUNGE LOUNGE

LIDO LIDO LIDO LIDO BARBAR BAR BAR

67 feet

Draft

20.5 feet

Cruising Speed

15 knots

Passenger Decks

7

Stabilizers

2

Passenger Staterooms/Cabins Passengers, lower beds

82

216 386 London

Ship’s Registry

Panama

724 •

• •• • • •• •

Lecture Theater Library/Shop/Internet Center

811 811 811811

812 812 812812

Outdoor pool

813 813 813813

814 814 814814

Athena Health Spa and Gym

815 815 815815

Beauty Salon Medical Center Telephone, Fax and E-mail via satellite

Classification Lloyd’s Register Society

• •• • • •• •

3 Lounges/4 Bars

• • •• •• • •

Beam

TV/Hair Dryer/Personal Safe in all cabins

• •• •

461 Feet

CHARLESTON CHARLESTON CHARLESTON CHARLESTON LOUNGE LOUNGE LOUNGE LOUNGE

725 725728728 728 728 725725 727 727730730 730 730 727727

2 Restaurants plus outdoor terrace dining

• • •• •• • •

11,563

• •• •

Ship’s Tonnage Length

723 723 723723

AMENITIES

726 •

POOL POOL POOL POOL

721 721 721721

724 • 724 • 724 •

722 722 717 717722722 717717 719 719 719719

OBSERVATION OBSERVATION OBSERVATION OBSERVATION DECK DECK DECK DECK SPECIFICATION

713 713718718 718 718 713713 720 720 715 715720720 715715

726 • 726 • 726 •

LIDO LIDO LIDO LIDO BARBAR BAR BAR

816 816 816816

818 818 817 817 818818 817817 820 820 819 819 820820 819819 822 822 821 821 822822 821821 824 824 823 823 824824 823823 826 826 825 825 826826 825825 828 828 827 827 828828 827827

LIDO DECK LIDO DECK LIDO DECK LIDO DECK

729 729 729729

732 732 732732

731 731 731731

734 734 734734 736 736 736736

733 733 733733

738 738 735 735 738738 735735 737 740 737 740 740 740 737737 742 742 739 739 742742 739739

LIBRARY LIBRARY LIBRARY LIBRARY SHOP SHOP SHOP SHOP

TERRACE CAFE TERRACE CAFE TERRACE CAFE TERRACE CAFE

744 744 741 741 744744 741741 746 746 743 743 746746 743743 745 748 745 748 748 748 745745 750 750 747 747 750750 747747

BRIDGE DECK BRIDGE DECK BRIDGE DECK BRIDGE DECK

BARBAR BAR BAR THETHE THE THE TERRACE TERRACE TERRACE TERRACE

PROMENADE DECK PROMENADE DECK PROMENADE DECK PROMENADE DECK


YOUR CRUISE FARE INCLUDES PRE- & POST-CRUISE FIRST CLASS OR DELUXE HOTELS as detailed on itinerary CATEGORY COLORS DOUBLE STATEROOM/CABINS

405 504

• • • • 532

531

530

528

527

534

533

536

537

538

539 543

421

417

418

419

422

425

423

429

427 ▲

431 ▲

433

435

437

541

540

• •

547 545

549

INTERNET

542 544

551

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

CAT F

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

CAT G

Premium Outside

432

CAT H

Premium Outside

436 ▲

CAT I ◆

Premium Outside

CAT J

Standard Outside

CAT K

Premium Inside

CAT L

Premium Inside

CAT M

Standard Inside

420

424

426

428

430 434 438

440 442

439

444 448

446

449

447

450

452

453

451

443

445

454

455 459 463

HAIR DRESSER

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony

CAT E

416

441 RECEPTION

535

CAT D

522

525 ▲ 526 ▲

529

524

523 521

415

518

520

517

414 ▲

413

514

513 516

519

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony

412

411

510

• •

515

CAT C

408

509 512

Junior Suites with Balcony

409 410

508

507 511

Owner’s Suites with Balcony

CAT B

406

407

505 506

503

CAT A

404#

403

MARCO POLO RESTAURANT

SINGLE CABINS

464

CAT CC

546

555

548 550

557

CAT EE

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

467

470

471

474

CAT GG ◆

Premium Outside

475

476

CAT HH ◆

Premium Outside

477

478

552

561

554

MEDICAL

• •

• •

559

II◆

Premium Outside

CAT J J

Standard Outside

CAT KK

Premium Inside

CAT LL

Premium Inside

CAT MM

Standard Inside

* Categories I, II, GG and some HH cabins have partially obstructed views. All fares are per person in US$, are valid at time of printing, July 2017, and include all items detailed in the “Your cruise fare includes” panel. There are dedicated single cabins available in many categories and the prices for these are shown on the cruise pages. As they are limited in number, it is recommended that you book early. Once these cabins are sold, there may be a limited number of double cabins available for sole occupancy with supplements on the cabin category fares of 25% M-L, 30% K-I, 50% H-F and 75% E-A. All published fares are subject to change, are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Low single fares are restricted to categories CC, EE, GG, HH, II, JJ, KK, LL and MM. Some cabins have a 3rd or 4th upper berth, details and fares on request. For full terms and conditions, see website.

556

563 565

558

567

560

569

562

571

564

573

566

575

568

577

570

BELVEDERE DECK

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony

466

CAT 553

GUIDED SIGHTSEEING in most ports of call EXPERIENCED GUEST SPEAKERS PROGRAM on each cruise COMPLIMENTARY WINE WITH DINNER ON BOARD beer or soft drinks if preferred GRATUITIES to cabin steward and restaurant staff WELCOME COCKTAIL PARTY PORT TAXES, TRANSFERS† AND BAGGAGE HANDLING (once you have cleared customs) for guests using Voyages to Antiquity’s air program

456 460

ATHENA HEALTH SPA

ALL MEALS ON BOARD AEGEAN ODYSSEY with a choice of 2 open-seating restaurants

COLUMBUS DECK

MARCO POLO DECK

† Included transfers are provided only in conjunction with arrival and departure dates of cruise-tours (including optional pre- and post hotel stays) as outlined in this brochure for guests purchasing Voyages to Antiquity air arrangements.

BOOK earlY

SaVe up to $1,600 per stateroom NOT INCLUDED IN THE FARE

• Optional shore excursions where offered • Beverages (other than those included at dinner) and other personal items • Beauty and Spa treatments • Laundry and pressing services • Internet charges and telephone calls • Visas and airport taxes where these are payable locally

Call your travel professional or contact Voyages to Antiquity to reserve your cabin

Telephone: 1 - 877-398-1460

www.voyagestoantiquity.com

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MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY SUITES, STATEROOMS & CABINS All suites, staterooms and cabins have bath and/or shower, flatscreen TV, safe, hair dryer and are fully air-conditioned. Balcony Class staterooms (categories A to D) have additional amenities as detailed on page 23. Note: Cabin plans are indicative and may vary within each price grade, especially as relates to single cabins. Not all categories are shown. The sizes, layout and bed configuration will vary within a category. The areas shown are averages and include the balcony. Beds may be fixed double (queen size), fixed separate twin beds or twin beds that can be converted into double beds. All outside staterooms/cabins have windows except Category J, most of which have portholes.

Category B alt Junior Suite

Cat A - Owner’s Suite, balcony

Single cabin features include European full size beds – cabin sizes are smaller than sizes noted for double occupancy cabins. CATEGORY A: Owner’s Suites 550 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, dressing area, separate sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds. CATEGORY B: Junior Balcony Suites 310 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, walk-in closet, sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

Cat B - Junior Suite, balcony

CATEGORY C/D: Deluxe Balcony Staterooms 275 sq ft staterooms located on Lido, Bridge and Belvedere Decks. Bath/shower or walk-in shower, sitting area and private balcony. Fixed double bed, separate twins or convertible twins depending on cabin selected. Cabins 807, 808 on Lido Deck are smaller and do not have a sitting area. Cat C/D - Deluxe Stateroom, balcony

CATEGORY E: Deluxe Staterooms 215 sq ft staterooms located on Belvedere Deck. Private bath/ shower or walk-in shower. Convertible twin beds. Cabins 556 and 563 are smaller but have a fixed double bed and a balcony. CATEGORY F: Deluxe Staterooms 170-200 sq ft staterooms located on Lido, Bridge and Belvedere Decks. Bath/shower or walk-in shower. Convertible twin or fixed double beds.

Category E alt Deluxe Outside

Cat E - Deluxe Stateroom, outside

Cat F - Deluxe Stateroom, outside

CATEGORY G: Premium Outside Cabins 130-150 sq ft staterooms located on Bridge and Lido Decks. Private shower, fixed twin beds, convertible twin beds or fixed double bed. Views in some cabins partially obstructed by lifeboats. CATEGORY H/I: Premium Outside Cabins CATEGORY J: Standard Outside Cabins 130 sq ft cabins located on Bridge, Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower. Category I cabins on Bridge deck have two windows with views partially obstructed by lifeboats and some cabins feature a fixed double bed. Category J: Standard Outside Cabins are similar in size and layout, but most have portholes in place of windows.

Cat G/H/I/J - Premium & Standard, outside

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CATEGORY I: Premium Outside Cabin with fixed double

Cat K/L/M - Premium & Standard, inside

CATEGORY K/L: Premium Inside Cabins CATEGORY M: Standard Inside Cabins 130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

CATEGORY C: Deluxe Stateroom with balcony


CATEGORY L: Premium Inside Cabin

CATEGORY F: Deluxe Stateroom

CATEGORY H: Premium Outside Cabin

CATEGORY B: Junior Suite with balcony

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BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS General The following provisions apply to the booking of your Cruise, or Cruise-Tour and are the terms and conditions that apply upon the acceptance of your deposit by Voyages to Antiquity. They also cover any hotel or air arrangements made on your behalf by Voyages to Antiquity. By making a reservation and paying your deposit you agree to be bound by the provisions contained herein and to accept the terms and conditions of the Voyages to Antiquity Passage Contract (cruise ticket), a copy of which may be obtained from your Travel Agent or from Voyages to Antiquity. The provisions herein contain important information on cancellation by the guest, changes in the itinerary, the limitations and exclusions of liability on the part of Voyages to Antiquity, the operator of the vessel and of independent contractors, the health and immigration requirements that are your responsibility, and other relevant terms and conditions. Deposits and Payments A 10% deposit is required within 7 days of booking or sooner as noted on your confirmation invoice. The final balance is due no later than 90 days prior to sailing. Guests who do not make required deposits or final payment at appropriate times are subject to automatic cancellation without notice. Cancellation penalties as indicated on the invoice or as set forth in these Terms and Conditions apply (see Cancellation Policy). American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card, travel agency checks, and personal checks are accepted for deposits and final payments. Third party credit card charges can be accepted only when accompanied by valid authorization to charge from the relevant card owner. Travel Protection We strongly recommend that all guests purchase comprehensive Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection Plan for the full purchase price of the cruise as well as any air and/or land arrangement costs. Please contact your travel agent or Voyages to Antiquity for further information. Cancellation Policy A full deposit refund is only made when cancellation notice is provided to Voyages to Antiquity no later than 120 days prior to the scheduled departure date. Any refund of payments will only be made by the same method as received.

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Guests who cancel for any reason including medical reasons are subject to the following cancellation fees per person based on the total charges made for the Cruise or the Cruise-Tour, plus any fees related to the early confirmation of air travel (said fees to be determined at time of cancellation): Number of days Cancellation before sailing fee Up to 120 days 119 - 90 days 89 - 61 days 60 - 31 days 30 - 16 days 15 - 0 days Non-appearance

None 10% 25% 50% 75% 100% 100%

Government Fees and Taxes, possible Fuel and Exchange Rate supplements and Gift Orders are fully refundable regardless of the cancellation notice. Changes to a Reservation Changes to a reservation at any time, including air and hotel arrangements confirmed by Voyages to Antiquity, may result in an assessment of administrative fees and service charges by the third party supplier(s) and is beyond the control of Voyages to Antiquity. Guests are responsible for any additional costs incurred as a result of these changes. Some changes, including name changes, may be considered cancellations and applicable fees will be assessed. Itinerary Changes The cruise and tour programs featured in this brochure are planned many months in advance. Occasionally changes have to be made to the published itineraries both before and after bookings are confirmed as circumstances beyond the control of Voyages to Antiquity (force majeure), may require us to correct information in the brochure that appears by error or omission. Most changes are minor but occasionally a “significant change” must be made. A “significant change” before departure is deemed to be a change to the initial embarkation or disembarkation port to a different geographical area or a change in the duration of your cruise and tour program by more than 12 hours. Ports of call or timing changes in ports of call are not considered to be “significant changes.” Voyages to Antiquity shall have no

responsibility or liability for any loss, inconvenience, or expense incurred by guests as a result of any changes or cancellations whether or not the changes are a “significant change.” (See further terms relating to changes and cancellation found in the Passage Contract.) A cruise may be canceled for reasons of “force majeure” (including but not limited to war, civil unrest, natural disasters, and adverse weather conditions) or in case a governmental organization issues a specific travel warning in the area where the cruise is to operate. We also reserve the right to cancel a cruise at any time up to ten weeks before sailing if we consider there are insufficient reservations for the cruise to be viable. If a “significant change” or decision to cancel a cruise is made, you or your Travel Agent will be advised as soon as possible about any alternative arrangements available. You can choose to accept these arrangements or cancel with a full refund. In the unlikely event that a “force majeure” event occurs or a travel warning is issued, after a cruise has started, Voyages to Antiquity shall not be liable to pay any compensation for any changes in itinerary or omitted ports of call or shortened or lengthened stays in any port or ports other than refunds received by our suppliers. The ship’s captain is responsible for the safety of the ship, passengers, and crew and has absolute discretion in making any alterations to the itinerary that he considers necessary. Independent Travel Arrangements Voyages to Antiquity is not responsible with regard to air or land travel or accommodation arrangements made using non-refundable, restricted travel or frequent flyer air tickets or frequent traveler hotel accommodations. This exclusion of liability includes the consequences of delays in the arrival at any airport, hotel, or port location that may occur when guests are using independently arranged air or land travel or when changes in travel arrangements may need to be made due to changes Voyages to Antiquity may make to the embarkation or disembarkation ports and the time of embarkation and disembarkation. The Passenger Ticket/Passage Contract contains full terms and conditions for these exclusions. Final Travel Documentation Travel documents including any air tickets are issued only after passport details have been received and final payment has been made to Voyages to

Antiquity. In most cases the final documentation is sent no later than 30-21 days prior to scheduled departure. It is the responsibility of the guest to verify that the full name(s) on any cruise, land, or air arrangements and reservations are the same as listed on his/her passport. Voyages to Antiquity is not responsible for cancellation or pre-bookable fees imposed by any supplier due to incorrect names provided by the Travel Agent or guest. Responsibility The responsibility of Voyages to Antiquity and the operator of the vessel is strictly limited according to the Terms and Conditions set forth in the Passage Contract that you receive prior to embarkation. You are urged to read the Passage Contract carefully. A sample is available to be mailed on request or can be viewed and printed from the Voyages to Antiquity website at any time. Transportation onboard the ship is provided solely by the ship operator and pursuant to the Passage Contract. Voyages to Antiquity reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a guest for any reason. Voyages to Antiquity shall not be responsible for any act, event or omission during the time passengers are not aboard the Voyages to Antiquity vessel. Voyages to Antiquity acts only as an agent for the supplier of off-ship services such as airlines and other off-ship transportation carriers, meals, shore excursions, accommodations, air ambulance and shore-side physicians. Guests agree not to hold Voyages to Antiquity, its owners, agents or representatives liable for any loss, injury, expense or damage which results directly or indirectly from any act or omission, whether negligent or otherwise, of any third party person or firm which is to, or does provide goods or services in connection with the trip or any available option. Without limiting the foregoing, Voyages to Antiquity shall have no liability to


passengers for the quality of services at, and the condition, cleanliness or safety of a hotel, housing facility, or conveyance, or for any transportation delay, including but not limited to liability for inconvenience, shortened vacation time, additional expenses, or any other kind of damage. Voyages to Antiquity expressly disclaims all responsibility of any nature whatsoever for any loss, damage or injury to property or person resulting from air, rail, motorcoach or any other form of transportation other than that actually provided by the Voyages to Antiquity vessel. Air Transportation Voyages to Antiquity does not operate, control or supervise any airlines and shall have no responsibility for carriers failing to meet schedules whether or not air tickets were issued by Voyages to Antiquity or its designated vendor. Voyages to Antiquity is not responsible for any expenses or consequences relating to air transportation and that results from causes including but not limited to inclement weather, strikes, flight cancellations, changes/delays in the ship’s schedule or a change/delay in schedule or routing made by a guest, travel agent or airlines. Any changes, including early ticket issuance and cancellations, requested by a Travel Agent or a guest to a confirmed flight reservation or issued ticket will incur an administrative fee. Any additional costs incurred by Voyages to Antiquity including penalties are made at the guest’s expense. Any charges imposed by an air carrier to Voyages to Antiquity after an air reservation is confirmed due to provision of incorrect name(s), or increase in airline related fuel surcharges, will be added to the total cost of your cruise or Cruise-Tour. Airline tickets are only refundable to Voyages to Antiquity and the amount of any refund owing to the guest, is determined by Voyages to Antiquity. Services provided by Independent Contractors All shore-side tours and services described in this brochure or on the website including air, hotel, transfers and excursions are provided by independent contractors. Voyages to Antiquity acts solely as ticketing agent for all shore-side activities and has no legal obligation or liability of any kind to guests for acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground/tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Voyages to Antiquity.

Guests with Special Needs The cruise and tour programs featured in this brochure include extensive sightseeing and to fully participate each guest must be reasonably fit and have no walking difficulties. Whenever possible Voyages to Antiquity will try to accommodate guests with special needs as long as the mobility issues are not an impediment to others on the guided tours. For complete policy details, refer to the General Information section of this brochure or to that section of the Voyages to Antiquity website. Luggage Handling All luggage must conform to and will be handled in accordance with the regulations and restrictions of airlines, government security requirements, and third party suppliers. Individual Airline charges or fees relating to checked and carry-on luggage are the guests' responsibility. Applicable fees and charges can be found on each airline's website. Charges and fees relating to the carriage and handling of luggage excluding porterage at Voyages to Antiquity's included hotels or porterage at the pier and to/from the Voyages to Antiquity vessel are the guest's responsibility. Voyages to Antiquity reserves the right to search guest luggage at any time and to refuse any items that might be considered dangerous. All hand-carried luggage and personal effects are the responsibility of the guest at all times. Voyages to Antiquity is not responsible for the loss or damage to guest luggage. Luggage insurance is strongly recommended. Please refer to the Passenger Ticket/Passage Contract for the full details of the Voyages to Antiquity Luggage Policy. Errors & Omissions While Voyages to Antiquity makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information in this brochure, its promotions and as displayed on the website, Voyages to Antiquity reserves the right not to honor any published fares that it determines were erroneous due to printing, electronic or clerical error. Voyages to Antiquity is not responsible or liable for any typographical errors, omissions or misprints. Ship’s Registry The mv Aegean Odyssey is registered in Panama.

CUBA & ISLANDS OF THE CARIBBEAN

From an 8-day in-depth exploration of Cuba to a two-week cruise to the historic islands of the Caribbean There is a great deal more to the Caribbean islands and coastlines than rum, reggae and white sandy beaches. This is a region with a rich and fascinating history and cultures. It also boasts some of the most stunning flora and fauna in the world. In our Winter 2017/18 brochure, you will discover the other more exciting story of the islands, Mexico's Caribbean coast and the new emerging Cuba – a world away from the typical tourist spots favored by the giant cruise ships. VOYA G E S T O

A N T I Q U I T Y W I N T E R

DEPARTURE DATE

NO. OF DAYS

CUBA & ISLANDS OF CARIBBEAN WINTER 2017-18

2 0 1 7 - 1 8

FROM – TO

PAGE NO.

THE CUBA EXPERIENCE I

8

HAVANA – MONTEGO BAY

14 – 15

JANUARY 12

THE CUBA EXPERIENCE I + JAMAICA

12

HAVANA – KINGSTON

16 – 17

JANUARY 15

JANUARY 12, 2018

THE CUBA EXPERIENCE II + JAMAICA

12

KINGSTON – HAVANA

16 – 17

JANUARY 19

THE CUBA EXPERIENCE II

9

MONTEGO BAY – HAVANA

14 – 15

To request a brochure, call your travel professional or contact Voyages to Antiquity Telephone: 1-877 398 1460 FEBRUARY 23 FEBRUARY 23

FEBRUARY 26 MARCH 2

THE CUBA EXPERIENCE I

8

THE CUBA EXPERIENCE I + JAMAICA

THE CUBA EXPERIENCE II + JAMAICA

THE CUBA EXPERIENCE II

12

HAVANA – MONTEGO BAY HAVANA – KINGSTON

13

KINGSTON – HAVANA

8

MONTEGO BAY – HAVANA

B FO OO SA R S K E VE PE AR R FA CIA LY RE L S

THE

THE CUBA EXPERIENCE

14 – 15

16 – 17

16 – 17

B A R B A D O S • G R E N A D I N E S • M A RT I N I Q U E • A N T I G UA • ST L U C I A • ST B A RT S • J A M A I C A • M E X I CO

14 – 15

DISCOVERING MORE OF THE CARIBBEAN DECEMBER 5, 2017 DECEMBER 15

DECEMBER 30

EASTERN CARIBBEAN & THE GRENADINES

11

CHRISTMAS IN CUBA & THE CARIBBEAN

16

BARBADOS – HAVANA

14

HAVANA – HAVANA

26 – 27

HAVANA – ANTIGUA

28 – 29

ANTIGUA – HAVANA

30 – 31

CUBA & MAYA MEXICO

BARBADOS – BARBADOS

22 – 23 24 – 25

JANUARY 27, 2018

HISTORIC ISLANDS OF THE CARIBBEAN I

14

FEBRUARY 9

HISTORIC ISLANDS OF THE CARIBBEAN II

15

MARCH 9

CUBA, JAMAICA & THE LEEWARD ISLANDS

15

HAVANA – BARBADOS

32 – 33

YOUR TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL:

NATURAL WONDERS, TROPICAL ISLANDS, ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS AND HISTORIC TREASURES

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athens – athens

30 – 31

may 5

ancient greece & dalmatian coast

14

athens – venice

32 – 33

may 17

classical italy & the adriatic

16

venice – rome

34 – 35

may 27

renaisance italy & historic islands

18

rome – seville

36 – 37

june 8

european connoisseur

18

seville – london

40 – 41

june 20

the norwegian fjords

18

london – london

42 – 43

july 4

iceland, faroes & shetlands i

19

london – london

44 – 45

july 19

the british isles

18

london – london

46 – 47

august 2

iceland, faroes & shetlands ii

19

london – london

48 – 49

august 17

the three rivers

18

london – lisbon

50 – 51

august 29

mediterranean odyssey

18

lisbon – rome

54 – 55

september 10

italian & adriatic highlights

16

rome – venice

56 – 57

september 24

dalmatia & ancient greece

14

venice – athens

58 – 59

september 30

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athens – athens

60 – 61

october 9

the aegean experience 1i

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athens – athens

62 – 63

october 17

the aegean experience & cairo

14

athens – athens

64 – 65

october 27

a voyage through the middle sea

15

athens – malaga

66 – 67

november 9

moorish odyssey

13

malaga – tenerife

68 – 69

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GREEK ISLANDS • NORWEGIAN FJORDS • BRITISH ISLES • ICELAND • MOROCCO • EGYPT

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Voyages to Antiquity Mediterranean 2018 - USA  

Starting in the Spring sunshine of the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean, moving north in the hot summer months, and sailing south for autumn...

Voyages to Antiquity Mediterranean 2018 - USA  

Starting in the Spring sunshine of the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean, moving north in the hot summer months, and sailing south for autumn...